The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
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as The Phantom
as Christine Charles
as Harry Hunter
as Lord Ambrose d'Arcy
as Philosophical Cabby
as Longfaced Cabby
as Rat Catcher
as Mrs. Tucker
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Critic Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera
the narrative is somewhat flaccid, but the class it brings to the music sequences goes a long way in compensation.
Audience Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera
This is from the Hammer Horror Collection, this is my first exposure to the Phantom of the Opera, I've never read it or have seen the play or the movie until now and Hammer Films has done an excellent job of putting for a 1962 Horror Film, which I am sure kept many couple out of the back seat at the drive in's. Beyond any doubt a British Release. I can give this no less then 4 1/2 stars.
Horrible fruitcake adaptations of the story aside, the tale of The Phantom of the Opera has never done a hell of a lot for me but if there was a version that was going to get me to change my mind the Hammer version would've been the one to do it. As always, Terence Fisher's direction is superb and the actual phantom looks pretty cool. The ending's kind of abrupt, ending just for the sake of ending and you never find out of Petry gets his revenge on D'Arcy. As with most Hammer movies, The Phantom of the Opera is all in the direction, set design and atmosphere, but not much beyond that...
Solid, horror style retelling of the story.
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