June 25, 1962 in UK cinemas: The Phantom Of The Opera

“BENEATH HIS MASK…the Grotesque Face of Horror Unimaginable! INSIDE HIS HEART…the Desperate Desire for Beauty and Love!”

The_Phantom_Of_The_Opera-1962The 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 LCinema-UK-06-25-1962. 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.

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