THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin
MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE
Here's an ambitious undertaking which is carried out on a stupendous
scale, one surging with eerie, fantastic scenes, one bidding for
superlatives in its play of melodramatic action, thru which is
shot an uncanny touch of suspense. It fairly grips you with its
suggestion of terror. Lon Chaney plays the Phantom with a real
emotional honesty. Mary Philbin brings a wistful appeal to the
role of the unhappy heroine, and Arthur Edmund Carewe contributes
a cameo characterization. "The Phantom of the Opera"
is a complete melodrama - one compact with all the elements which
stimulate the pulse and stir the imagination.
Video source: Movies Unlimited, Kino, Foothill, Critic's Choice
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