Wells + Abb... Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The Phantom of the Opera (1924) (Silent Film Classic), Creature From the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection, The Invisible Man: Complete Legacy Collection. This is the trailer of Universal's Phantom of the Opera 1943 Starring Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster (my mother) and Claude Rainswww.susannafosterchronicles.com Thank you. Phantom of the Opera Accessibility Help. Fox thank you . Thriller Pack Quadruple Feature: Fear / The Watcher / Raising Cain / A Kiss Before ... Frankenstein Monster Makeup Kit By Bloody Mary - Special Effects Halloween Costume ... Bride of Frankenstein Film Cell - Special Edition. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. This spectacular retelling of Gaston Leroux's immortal horror tale stars Claude Rains as the masked phantom of the Paris opera house - a crazed composer who schemes to make a beautiful young soprano (Susanna Foster) the star of the opera company and wreak revenge on those who stole his music. Phantom of the Opera (1943) ROMANCE An acid-scarred composer (Claude Rains) rises from the Paris sewers to boost his favorite opera understudy's (Susanna Foster) career. As the opera house set remained at Universal for decades and was used for the 1942 Technicolor remake it was of great interest to see just how the art direction compared with the original. When he thinks the publisher is trying to steal his work, he kills him and gets acid splashed in his face by the publisher's "assistant". There are two Raoul characters. Several of the characters have their names changed. A crazed composer (Claude Rains) transforms into a masked phantom who schemes to make a young soprano the star of the opera and wreak revenge on those who stole his music. Universal Classic Monsters Collection [Blu-ray]. Action. Hollywood as it's best in the 40's. Following the success of Phantom of the Opera, Universal announced that a sequel would be made, titled The Climax. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. This lavish production remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.Bonus Content: There's a problem loading this menu right now. The Phantom (Claude Rains) cuts the chandelier – a film where the production designers are determined to be as lavish as possible. Claude Rains is fine as the tortured opera ghost, but unfortunately he (and the entire film itself) are unable to even remotely reach the heights of Lon Chaney and the 1925 classic. One of the most popular stories of all time, Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera is the legendary horror tale starring Claude Rains as the masked phantom of the Paris Opera House. Legendary Monster Classics Iconic Frankenstein + The Invisible Man H.G. An acid-scarred composer rises from the Paris sewers to boost his favorite opera understudy's career. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. I am now in my 94th year old and I remember this Film from many years ago and really enjoyed it , you can`t beat the old Films . The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at … The mask is also airbrushed using a color scheme identical to that … See more of Images Of Classic Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy on Facebook. She was found living in a car in 1982. In places it is downright corny. Was this review helpful to you? A.R. In the original script of the movie, Erique was Christine's father, but that idea was dropped and Erique's interest with Christine remained unexplained. Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. Nelson Eddy and Susanna Foster were to return, along with Claude Rains as the To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Title: Probably Because he is an old time actor. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2019. The original music score was composed by Edward Ward. The Phantom of the Opera had been adapted twice before in film, and combined with Faust in a third. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2016. The auditorium set, a … He runs out and winds up in the sewers under the opera house, thus beginning his reign of terror. Add the first question. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Issue 13 August 1961 Frankenstein Artist: Basil Gogos. Claude Rains Phantom of the Opera Artist: Basil Gogos. Arrived early, a great version, good price, positive shopping experience. There is no masquerarde ball. A must-see for teenage girls who are consumed with Phantom of the Opera. Please try again. They got that from another movie you might enjoy watching with teenage girls, “The Giver”). William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor ... Born: November 10, 1889 Died: May 30, 1967 (age 77) ... Phantom … Each time that I introduce the film I comment on the great performance of Chaney and on the magnificent sets created for it. It is rare that horror films can be considered objectively great movies but this can.The story has a great deal of potential. All the while, the Paris chief of police and one of the Opera's biggest male stars, bot of whom are trying to win the affections of Christine, try various plans to catch Claudan after one of them confronted him high up in the place from which the Opera's effects are operated. (1943). When his publisher refuses to give it back to him, Claudan accuses him of stealing his life's work and murders him, in the process horrifying a young woman who throws a pan of acid at his face, disfiguring it. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. For sale is a one of a kind mask from Studio D FX! Create New Account. I had seen it on TV when I was growing up. Talented Christine (Susanna Foster) is unaware that her singing lessons are being funded by a secret admirer, Enrique (Claude Rains), a mysterious violinist with a disfigured face. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2020. Facebook. the original story has been changed almost beyond recognition but once Claude Rains dons the mask, hat and cloak of the phantom you just go back in time. This adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, which won three Oscars, is incontrovertibly the best to have ever been produced by Universal Studios (on the oldest remaining set in Hollywood, which is reputed to be haunted), and remains a classic till this day, which is entertaining and infused with wit and humor (and will have you roaring with laughter), when you witness in much amusement the attempts of a police man and a Baritone vying for the affection of Christine DuBois, an understudy of the lead Soprano at The Paris Opera House, whom the Baritone, Erique Claudin, wants to see take the leading role, even as an arthritic violinist (who was forced to relinquish his position at The Opera House, given the fact that he was creating discord in the orchestra), was forced to cease his covert support for her tutelage in the Operatic Arts and, hence, conceives of a diabolical plot to have her replace the lead by poisoning the latter, thereby, enabling Christine’s talent to be demonstrated to uproarious applause from an appreciating audience, only to find the lead Soprano forbidding her to remain her understudy and demanding that she return to the unassuming position of a Chorus Girl, spurring Anatole Garron (the violinist), who had by this time assumed the role of The Phantom (when a Music Publisher’s Assistant had splashed acid on his face after he had confronted the publisher under the mistaken notion that the latter had stolen his concerto) to murder the lead Soprano in a failed attempt to have her replace the lead, which sees him wrecking havoc on The Opera House by severing the chain of a Chandelier and have it crashing down upon the audience; and, having done so, witnessing Anatole abducting Christine and taking her to the catacombs of the sewer beneath The Opera House in an attempt to have her sing to his ears only, only to find Raoul Daubert, the police man, bring about the collapse of The Opera House, by firing a shot, and rescue Christine. 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