“BENEATH HIS MASK…the Grotesque Face of Horror Unimaginable! INSIDE HIS HEART…the Desperate Desire for Beauty and Love!”
The Phantom of the Opera is a British horror film based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. The film was made by Hammer Film Productions.
It stars Herbert Lom as The Phantom/Professor Petrie, supported by Heather Sears as Christine and Michael Gough as Lord Ambrose D’Arcy. The Rag Trade‘s Miriam Karlin and future Doctor Who, Patrick Troughton, also appear. [Wikipedia]
The corrupt Lord Ambrose D’Arcy steals the life’s work of the poor composer Professor L. Petrie. In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D’Arcy’s name on it, Petrie breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petrie returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas. [IMDB]
Watch the trailer on the 100YearsMonsterMovie You Tube Channel.