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The Phantom of the Opera (1925) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Ernst Laemmle and Edward Sedgwick and produced by Carl Laemmle.

The film was based on the serial story Le Fant?me de l'Op?ra written by Gaston Leroux published in Le Gaulois and as a Novel (September 23, 1909 - January 8, 1910 (magazine) and 1910 (novel)).

The Phantom of the Opera was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

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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


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


The Phantom of the Opera (1925) A Silent Film Review

By Fritzi Kramer on Nov 30, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on November 30, 2014 in Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Review The Phantom of the Opera was a movie that no one really wanted to make. Its production was troubled from the very beginning. From professional spats to last-minute recuts and reshoots, it had disaster written across it. So h... Read full article


The Phantom of the Opera (1925) (2)

on Oct 28, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

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 has dated itself quite a bit – parti... Read full article


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For the 1929 sound version, Universal purchased a pipe organ from the Robert Morton Organ Company in Van Nuys, CA. It was installed on Stage 10, which was first used for filming and quickly converted for scoring music as well as doing Foley sound effects work. The organ was used for scenes where Erik plays the organ in his basement lair. It was used in several Universal feature film scores including Bride of Frankenstein and Ghost Story, as well as episodes of various TV series produced by the studio. It was sold sometime in the late 1990s.
Lon Chaney put egg membrane on his eyeballs to give them a cloudy look.
Edward Sedgwick directed a few scenes after director Rupert Julian walked off the set after heated arguments with cast and crew.
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The Phantom of the Opera

Released 1925
Inducted 1998
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