At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer and forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom in the catacombs beneath the theater where he lives.
Lon Chaney, Sr. gives a legendary performance as well as making an everlasting horrifying spectacle of himself. The make-up and elaborate sets are truly to be held in awe, even by today’s standards. The rare use of two-strip Technicolor brings dazzling effect to the incomparable masquerade ball scene. Sit back and enjoy the silent and definitive film version of a classic monster fable that sound, technology and time have yet to top.