The Phantom of the Opera Movie Review 1943

Information and Film Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera the Movie

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Second Hollywood version (following the 1925 silent) of Gaston Leroux's novel, remade by the same studio (Universal), suffers by dispersing the chills with too many opera scenes (no doubt to give Eddy something to do) and weak comedy. Enrique (a sympathetic Rains) is a disfigured musician in the Paris Opera who sacrifices himself for the love of young singer Christine (DuBois), who doesn't even know he exists. Rains is only briefly seen in his horror visage.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Classic Horror, Adapted from an Opera, Paris, Universal Studios' Classic Horror, Obsessive Love, Physical Problems, Period Piece: 19th Century
Screenplay
Samuel Hoffenstein, Eric Taylor
Cast
Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo, Hume Cronyn, J. Edward Bromberg
Cinematography
Hal Mohr, William Howard Greene
Director
Arthur Lubin
Music
Edward Ward
Producer
Mark Huffam

Awards

Oscars 1943: Color Cinematog.

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