In taking the old negative of phantom of the Opera, U has even reproduced off-screen the voice of Lon Chaney in a few spots, besides scenes with Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin and others.

In taking the old negative of phantom of the Opera, U has even reproduced off-screen the voice of Lon Chaney in a few spots, besides scenes with Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin and others.

Dialog starts at the beginning. The big scene leading to the finish and capture of the Phantom is silent action. Synchronized score accompanies throughout with sound effects added to former silent scenes and singing obviously dubbed in for solos. This is particularly noticeable in a sequence where Philbin does a Faust favorite. Only scenes in color are a few of the opera and a masque ball but they are okay.

Only substitution in cast is Edward Martindel, talking the part played formerly by John Sainpolis. Others who appeared in the original picture, including John Miljan, are out through cutting of lesser scenes.

The Phantom of the Opera

Production

Universal. Director Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick, (sound sequences) Ernst Laemmle; Screenplay Elliott J. Clawson, Frank McCormack, Tom Reed; Camera Charles Van Enger; Editor Gilmore Walker, Edward Sedgwick; Art Director Charles D. Hall, Ben Carre

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1930. Running time: 89 MIN.

With

Lon Chaney
Mary Philbin
Norman Kerry
Snitz Edwards
Arthur Edmund Carewe
Virginia Pearson
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