Gentilly, FR: Ateliers Lalande, 1962. Original French poster for the 1962 British film.
The early 1960s take on Gaston Laroux's novel, done in Hammer horror fashion. A very accessible version and probably the least ponderous, little seen today but considered second only to the 1925 Lon Chaney version by cinephiles. The film was originally written for Cary Grant, who had a strange urge to do a horror film at the time, but eventually went to the great Herbert Lom. Lom parodied his own portrayal of the phantom 15 years later, as the mad Inspector Dreyfuss in "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976).
43.5 x 61.5 inches. Rolled, on archival linen. Near Fine.