Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Director: Rupert Julian
Actors: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry
Runtime: 106 min.
Eric (Lon Chaney) is a mysterious character who haunts the dark passageways of the Paris Opera. He secretly coaches Christine Daae (Mary Philbin) to be an Opera star while he orchestrates mysterious, terrible events designed to force the lead soprano to resign her position. When he succeeds and Christine rises to play the part, he declares his love for her and she attempts to flee to England.