Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin
Rupert Julian
An all-time classic is back! Lon Chaney creates one of his most memorable roles as the mysterious phantom of Gaston Leroux's famous novel. The unmasking scene is still brilliant, and the climactic chase through the Paris streets is still breathtaking, as are the film's impressive sets. Chaney's incredible makeup (devised on his own) caused a sensation in its day, and will still send shivers up your spine. Mary Philbin stars as the phantom's object of affection and protege. It's a strange love store that has lasted through the ages. (BW)