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Phantom of the Opera(1943)

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Brief Synopsis

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Lubin Director
Nelson Eddy Anatole Garron
Susanna Foster Christine DuBois
Claude Rains Erique Claudin
Edgar Barrier Raoul Daubert
Leo Carrillo Signor Ferretti
Jane Farrar Biancarolli
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 12 Aug 1943
Release Date:  1943 Production Date:  KARL*; AFI
also 9387
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Duration(mins):  91-92 or 95 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,327    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Good for one viewing

    Dan Grissom 2012-08-12

    The first remake of the 1925 classic is good for one viewing but it's more opera than horror. Claude Rains is not a very impressive Phantom and the... MORE>

  • Great Music Beautifully Filmed

    muriel 2011-05-10

    I agree with the other poster. Loads of beautiful music. For the 40's the best film about opera. Great ensemble! Don't miss this film. MORE>

  • Best Opera on Film!

    Alethea Thomas 2008-07-21

    If you're an opera fan, you will enjoy this version of 'The Phantom of the Opera'. I think this film was the closest to LIVE opera as you... MORE>