The Phantom of the Opera (1925/1929)

  • Tues Feb 19
    7:30 (free)
    Sage Chapel
The Phantom of the Opera  (1925/1929)

accompanied on the organ by silent Film scholar/accompanist Dr. Philip Carli
free admission

director:
Rupert Julian
cast:
Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin , Gibson Gowland

“Lon Chaney stars as Erik, the Phantom, in what is probably his most famous and certainly his most horrifying role. Produced by Universal, the film was shot in 1923 and shelved for nearly two years, and was subjected to intensive studio tinkering. While many expected a disaster, the film turned out to be a rousing success. It was both the stepping off point for Chaney's run as a superstar at MGM and the prototype for the horror film cycle at Universal in the 1930s.” (Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide) Meticulously restored to its original specifications, which include hand coloring, 218 tinting changes, and a Technicolor scene. Live musical accompaniment on the fabulous Sage Chapel organ will be provided by world-renowned film accompanist Dr. Philip Carli.

format
Digital Projection bw
runtime
1 hour 28 minutes
release year/country
1925 USA