The Phantom of the Opera

Movies, Horror
A peculiarly low-keyed film, containing very little violence by Hammer's standards (it didn't even get an X certificate), with the whole Phantom theme handled remarkably tamely (and Lom suffering from a particularly unimaginative make-up and mask). But Fisher's direction is as accomplished as ever, and there are several good flourishes in the opera house auditorium. Because of its restraint and a fairly thin plot, the overall effect of the film is curiously abstract, evolving into a series of nice sets and compositions.

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Cast and crew

Director: Terence Fisher
Screenwriter: John Elder
Cast: Edward de Souza
Heather Sears
Herbert Lom
Michael Gough
Thorley Walters
Ian Wilson
Martin Miller
Renee Houston
Miles Malleson