U.S., 1925, 106 min, Dir. Rupert Julian, Not Rated
"Lon Chaney’s performance as the hideous organist prowling the sewers beneath the Paris Opera is still a cornerstone of gothic horror." —J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
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In this 1925 silent gothic classic, Lon Chaney is the horribly disfigured Phantom who terrorizes the Paris Opera House seeking to make opera singer Christine (Mary Philbin) into a star. When he takes her prisoner in his subterranean chambers and demands her love, the starlet refuses once she unmasks him and flees to the surface — but the Phantom just won't take no for an answer. While The Phantom of the Opera may not strike fear into your heart, it is undoubtedly one of Chaney's most iconic roles and a showcase for the brilliant and groundbreaking self-made makeup that earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces."
About National Silent Movie Day
National Silent Movie Day is an annual celebration of silent movies, a vastly misunderstood and neglected cinematic art form. We believe that silent motion pictures are a vital, beautiful, and often powerful part of film history, and we are united in the goal to advocate for their presentation and preservation. For more information, go to www.nationalsilentmovieday.org.
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