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Phantom of the Opera (1943) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Arthur Lubin and produced by Jack J. Gross and George Waggner.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John B. Goodman, Alexander Golitzen; Interior Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Ira Won
Best CinematographyHal Mohr, W. Howard GreeneWon
Best Music - ScoringEdward WardNominated
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Classics Revisited: The Phantom of the Opera

By Barry P. on Sep 25, 2017 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1925/1929) Directed by: Rupert Julian; Written by Elliott J. Clawson and Raymond L. Schrock; Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux; Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Snitz Edwards, Virginia Pearson and Mary Fabian; Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Amazon Video ... Read full article


The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

on Oct 3, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published October 28th, 2013 The Phantom of the Opera is a seminal film in horror movie history, and rightfully so.? A technological wunderkind at the time, the movie is a haunting, angelic experience one must witness in their life.? Silent films aren’t my favorite, and the movie ha... Read full article


Phantom of the Opera (1925)

By Amy on Jan 7, 2016 From Random Pictures

I have a question – what is this thing on my head? (still from kinpoisk.ru) The Bay Area?s economy may suck, but it can still be an amazing place to be if you love films (and can afford the occasional pricey event). 2015 was my first year back, after an absence of about 15 years?really, I find... Read full article


Phantom of the Opera (1925)

By Amy on Jan 7, 2016 From Random Pictures

I have a question – what is this thing on my head? (still from kinpoisk.ru) The Bay Area?s economy may suck, but it can still be an amazing place to be if you love films (and can afford the occasional pricey event). 2015 was my first year back, after an absence of about 15 years?really, I find... Read full article


The Masquerade Ball from The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 18, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Universal Studios recreated the grand staircase from the Paris Opera House for the masquerade ball sequence in The Phantom of the Opera. The sequence was filmed in an early version of Technicolor and features the Phantom (Lon Chaney Sr.) as The Masque of The Red Death from the Edgar Allan Poe short ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Amiot: [Upon hearing about a thief in the opera house] Call the police at once! This must be stopped!
Vereheres: Monsieur, I'm afraid the police can't stop that. It's he.
Amiot: Who?
[VEREHERES begins to make gestures at his nose and chin]
Amiot: Oh, please. Don't start that nonsense again, Vercheres. At your age, you ought to know that there aren't any ghosts.
Vereheres: Monsieur, you are skeptical, but I don't like ghosts. I'm a busy man.
Lecours: What's that?
Amiot: Oh, our brilliant stage manager insists there's a malicious ghost prowling about the Opera. If anything goes wrong, he thinks this ghost did it!
Vereheres: Oh, monsieur...
[to LECOURS, again making gestures to his nose and chin]
Vereheres: He has a long nose, and a big red beard!
Lecours: You make me nervous!


[Christine has left Raoul and Anatole in her dressing room while she greets a crowd of admirers]
Raoul D'Aubert: Would you join me for a bit of supper at the Cafe de l'Opera?
Anatole Garron: With pleasure, monsieur.
Raoul D'Aubert: Think we can get through this crowd?
Anatole Garron: Certainly. After all, who'd pay any attention to a baritone and a detective?


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The bronze sculpture of Christine Dubois (Susanna Foster) was actually made by co-star Nelson Eddy, who was an accomplished sculptor.
Because the war in Europe made it so difficult to track down who had the rights to most operas (coupled with the studio's reluctance to pay the required royalties), all the operas performed in the film were either in the public domain (i.e., copyrights had expired and anyone could use them without paying royalties)) or were based on classical music that was in the public domain. The filmmakers were able to slip in a reference to the opera "Faust" (which featured heavily in the original novel) by having Christine appear in the Marguerite costume as she comes off stage at the end of the film.
The budget was approximately $1,750,000, which included $100,000 to soundproof the still-existing opera stage from Universal's The Phantom of the Opera silent film version
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