Sunday, October 05, 2008

October 5, 1968 Schedule: "The Phantom Of The Opera-1943" and "Secret Agent" MIDNIGHT

On this Late, Late Evening, BOB WILKINS shows a UNIVERSAL PICTURES CLASSIC, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, The 1943 version starring CLAUDE RAINS as The Phantom. This version was actually more musical than horror movie. Despite being made during the UNIVERSAL STUDIO MONSTERS 1940's rally,which were produced as B Level Productions, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was budgeted as a A Grade Movie in Color! There has been many adaptations over the years including 1925 (with LON CHANEY), 1962 (with HERBERT LOM), 1989 (with ROBERT ENGLAND), 1990 (TV Miniseries) and 2004 (based on the Hit Broadway Musical of LLOYD WEBBER YOUNG). I always preferred the 1925 silent version. Also Bob showed an episode of SECRET AGENT.

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