Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Early color version of the classic story, starring Claude Reins as the obsessed, tragic Phantom.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Rains, one of my favorite actors, gives a superb interpretation of the mysterious recluse.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Esta luxuosa produção é bem-sucedida ao resgatar a grandiosidade da Ópera, mas falha justamente por permitir que seus valores técnicos transformem o Fantasma em coadjuvante.

Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Fine version of classic horror/love story/tragedy...minus music, of course.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

If the film never goes full-tilt horror until the somewhat rushed climax, it at least manages to retain a spooky tone, and boasts a few shocks and some exciting scenes. It's rarely dull.

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

If you liked the stage version, you'll LOVE this version.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
although i love claude rains as an actor, his casting is the only thing in this film i slightly question, and even still, he did a great job with the role… More
Conner Rainwater
For its time it is quite impressive, but it suffers from a weak plot that doesn't exactly translate from its play form. The suspense is dull until about… More
AJ Verser
I liked Claude Rains, but I didn't care too much for the movie. I'm sure there's a better film of the Phantom of the Opera.
Dr Blood  
This lavish colour production builds to terrifying climax as the phantom is chased through the catacombs of Paris.
Luke Baldock
Universal's color production of Phantom of the Opera is a wonderful spectacle to behold. Rains makes for a brilliant pre-Phantom, but only his shadow is… More
Jason Spencer
It's pretty good and the end had me laughing.