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Title:
The Phantom of the Opera
('Gaston Leroux classic')
Plot:
Raoul de Chagny falls for the stunning Christine Daae as he he watches her perform in Paris Opera House. But he must pursue her through its backdoors and stage rooms while he his heart becomes heavy with the presence of a disfigured spirit. The spirit wields unimaginable power over the singer and Raoul must compete with him to win her heart and overcome her fears.
Episode:
0264
Air Dates:
First Run - April 28, 1975
Repeat - August 6, 1975
Repeat - May 20, 1979
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5 Responses to Episode 0264


well done!!!

A ghostly actor terrorizes an opera house and its leading lady.

Really a credible version of the story based on the novel by Gaston Leroux - which I have only read in abridged form. I'm pleased that in many ways this episode goes back to the novel rather than treading the path of the (sound) movies with their wronged composer, burned by acid. The choice to end the story rather abruptly in a way much different from the novel was the price they paid for having character development and quite a lot of detail in the early portion. Certainly I don't miss the elaborate mechanical torture chambers of the novel. And, unlike the novel, the Phantom is not allowed to simply slink off and die. Pretty good.

Detailed story, a lot of plot crammed into one episode. Inspiring opera singer takes lessons from a disembodied voice much to the chagrin of her friends and suitor. The phantom makes certain demands on the managers of the opera house and threatens to make things 'uncomfortable' if people don't comply. He dies in the end. Couldn't quite get into it. Could be because I was sorting boxes in the basement while I was listening.

The classic tale of a Paris Opera house haunted by an angry spirit.

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