The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Released: 1962
Genre: Drama, Genre, Horror, Music
Director: Terence Fisher
Starring: Edward de Souza, Heather Sears, Herbert Lom, ,
Run time: 90 min
IMDb: 6.4/10
Country: UK
Views: 76240


The corrupt Lord Ambrose D’Arcy (Michael Gough) steals the life’s work of the poor composer Professor L. Petrie. (Herbert Lom). In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D’Arcy’s name on it, Petrie breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petrie returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas.
Written by
Jeremy Lunt <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Though this version strays quite far from the book, it was still very good. Herbert Lom and Micheal Gough are excellent in this film, and the Dwarf was an odd, but fun twist. I didn’t think that Miss Sears was right for Christine, but she did well none the less. All in all, pretty scary for the time and a good watch. I suggest it be watched, provided of course you can find it.

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