Winner National Film Preservation Board
A silent adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s famous novel in which a deformed musician living in the cellars of the Paris Opera House causes murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star. It was both the stepping off point for Chaney's run as a superstar at MGM and the prototype for the horror film cycle at Universal in the 1930s.
Directed By: Lon Chaney Jr, Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick
Written By: Elliott J. Clawson, Raymond L. Schrock, Tom Reed, Frank M. McCormack
Starring: Lon Chaney
Aspects: Classic, Silent, Horror Classic, Universal Monster