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The Phantom of the Opera

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[[Performer~P12216~Lon Chaney~lonchaney]] stars as Erik, the Phantom, in what is probably his most famous and certainly his most horrifying role. Produced by Universal, the film shot in 1923 and shelved for nearly two years, and was subjected to intensive studio tinkering. While many expected a disaster, the film turned out to be a rousing success. It was both the stepping off point for [[Performer~P12216~Chaney~lonchaney]]'s run as a superstar at MGM and the prototype for the horror film cycle at...more

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