#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary “phantom” whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine’s lovers have plans to ferret him out.
Plot: Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary “phantom”.
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“You first, Anatole, because your name begins with an A.”
Universal’s Technicolor remake of their 1925 silent classic, still the definitive version of the Phantom story. The color is nice and I certainly appreciate the production values but it’s largely wasted on a plodding melodrama with too many opera numbers. Despite being part of Universal’s horror stable, it really isn’t a horror film. Claude Rains may play the title character but he takes a backseat (and third billing) to Nelson Eddy and Susanna Foster as two parts of an insufferably banal love triangle. The other part belongs to Edgar Barrier. Both Eddy and Barrier are considerably older than Foster, which doesn’t help matters. For his part, Rains is good though miscast and not in the film nearly enough. Nelson Eddy, with risibly darkened hair and a pencil mustache, is flavorless and boring. Susanna Foster sings nicely (if you’re into that sort of music) but gives a performance so forgettably bland you will likely have a hard time remembering what she looked like after the movie is over.
In addition to being dull and lacking any real horror traits, the movie has a number of other flaws. Lame comic relief, for one thing. It’s also plagued by plot gremlins and some ridiculous moments that fall into the category of unintentional comedy. Look no further than the scene where Rains’ Phantom uses a small hacksaw to cut through a very thick chain holding up a chandelier in one big scene. It resembles something out of a cartoon and is impossible to take seriously. The big scene where the Phantom’s mask is removed is marred by an underwhelming makeup job on Rains. Gone is the horrible visage of Lon Chaney’s Phantom. Now we have a man with a disfiguring scar but hardly something monstrous. In an early draft of the script, Rains was to have been revealed to be Foster’s father but they changed that. However, the original idea hangs over the film and gives it a weird vibe (“Somehow I always felt drawn to him”). The explanation we’re given in the end for why Rains cared so much for Foster is that they were from the same town!
This is one of my least favorite Universal horror films. I have watched most of the others repeatedly, some dozens of times. But this is one I have only seen a few times. I went into watching this today hoping my opinion would be changed after not having seen it for probably close to a decade. But my opinion is the same now as then. The movie is watchable, particularly for Universal completists, but there is no real horror and way too much romance, humor, and music. A little more Phantom and a little less opera, please. The sets, some of which were holdovers from the 1925 film, were reused for The Climax with Boris Karloff the following year. That movie was to have been a sequel to this but was reworked as a separate but similar film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Music
Director Arthur Lubin
Writer Eric Taylor, Samuel Hoffenstein, Hans Jacoby
Actors Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains
Country United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 3 wins & 4 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,536 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm