Phantom of The Paradise

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Main Details

  • Released in 1974
  • Color
  • Running Time: 92 Min.
  • Production Co: Harbor Productions
  • Distribution Co: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (1974) (USA) (theatrical) | Fox-MGM Film (1975) (Sweden) (theatrical) | Fox-Lira (1975) (France) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Brian DePalma
  • Written by Brian DePalma
  • Starring: William Finley, Jessica Harper, Paul Williams, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli
  • Produced by Michael Arciaga, Gustave M. Berne, Jeffrey L. Hayes, Paul Lewis, Edward R. Pressman, Lynn Raymond, Bill Scott
  • Original Music by Paul Williams
  • Cinematography by Larry Pizer
  • Film Editing by Paul Hirsch

Plot Summary

  • A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Also Known As

  • A Paradicsom fantomja (Hungary)
  • Aavemusa (Finland)
  • Le Fantôme du paradis (Canada) (French title)
  • Il Fantasma del palcoscenico (Italy)
  • El Fantasma del paraíso (Spain)
  • O Fantasma do Paraíso (Brazil)
  • Phantom (USA) (working title)
  • Das Phantom im Paradies (Germany)
  • Phantom of the Fillmore (USA) (working title)


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