Cast and Crew: Gaston Leroux (Novel); Carl Laemmle (Presenter); Norman Kerry
What It’s About: The mysterious, masked “phantom” of the Paris Opera (Lon Chaney) will do anything to see that Christine (Mary Philbin) succeed. What does his mask hide?
Why Watch it Today?: Today is European Opera Day, when Opera Houses across Europe open their doors to the public to promote the art. It may seem strange to choose a silent film on such a day, but while operas have been filmed, no filmed opera approaches the fame of today’s film.
Where to Get It: Stream from Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, or Vudu
No trailer, but the entire film is available for free (with ads) on YouTube Movies: