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The Phantom of the Opera(1962)

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Brief Synopsis

The corrupt Lord Ambrose D+Arcy (Michael Gough) steals the life+s work of the poor musical Professor Petry. (Herbert Lom). In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D+Arcy+s name on it, Petry breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petry returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas.

Cast & Crew

Terence Fisher Director
Herbert Lom Phantom
Heather Sears Christine Charles
Edward De Souza Harry Hunter
Michael Gough Lord Ambrose D'Arcy
Miles Malleson Philosophical cabby
Miriam Karlin Charwoman
John Harvey Vickers
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  London opening: June 1962; Los Angeles opening: 15 Aug 1962
Release Date:  1962 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co:  Universal--International
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Hammer Film Productions, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  84 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Great Performance from Herbert Lom

    Dan Grissom 2012-08-12

    You probably know Herbert Lom as Inspector Clouseau's boss from the Pink Panther movies, but I first saw him as the title role in this 1962 Hammer... MORE>

  • A VERY GOOD VERSION....

    Michael Steven 2012-05-20

    Herbert Lom was NOT the first choice for the role of The Phantom,in this version of Gaston Leroux's tale of mystery.It was CARY GRANT.For some... MORE>

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    Diane Theis 2012-01-11

    The 2004 version is the best I have ever seen. The music was phenominal. The cast was fantastic. Thank you. MORE>