The Phantom of the Opera (1925) IMDb

Commentary

Unlike the original story, and more enduring interpretations of it, this version of the phantom is genuinely and only an evil monster, not a romantic outsider or bad boy. In 2012, there is something almost refreshing about the superficiality and intolerance of this ludicrous plot, but the craftsmanship seemed mediocre in the terribly degraded copy I saw.

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