The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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A whole 5000 others.

As promised at the end of my review of the 1943 version of Phantom of the Opera I have since gone back and watched Universal’s first attempt at this particular ‘monster.’ Released in 1925, this is a silent film and sees Lon Chaney step into the mask of the Phantom.

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Phantom of the Opera (1943)

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From when a cast of thousands and technicolour were selling points.

Halloween is approaching, and it seems as good a time as any to re-explore the world of the Universal Monsters. However, while FrankensteinDracula and The Mummy have become synonymous with that term, it’s not one that many will associate with the Phantom of the Opera. More commonly known as an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, the Phantom was part of Universal’s pantheon with them releasing both a silent version in 1925 and this version in 1943, the only Universal Monster picture to win an Oscar.

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