The Phantom of the Opera 1925

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The Phantom of the Opera (1925, USA) is a Silent Horror movie directed by Rupert Julian. (Lon Chaney Sr., Ernest Laemmle and Edward Sedgwick were not credited)


Main Details

  • Released on November 15, 1925 (San Francisco premiere on April 26, 1925 and New York premiere on September 6, 1925)
  • B&W
  • Running time: 93 minutes
  • Production and Distribution Co.: Universal Pictures
  • Directed by Rupert Julian
  • Written by Elliott J. Clawson (adaptation of the 1910 Gaston LeRoux novel, not credited)
  • Starring: Lon Chaney Sr., Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry

Plot Summary

  • A mad, disfigured composer seeks a lovely young opera singer.


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