The Phantom of the Opera is a 1962 film produced by Hammer Film Productions and directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Edward de Souza and Michael Gough. The screenplay was written by Anthony Hinds. The original music score was composed by Edwin Astley. The movie is marketed with the tagline "He hid behind a face that was not his - until her beauty stripped away his curtain of evil... his mask of horror!"
In this version of the story, set in Victorian London, Professor L. Petrie (played by Lom) is the Phantom, a penniless unpublished composer who is stolen from and wronged by the dastardly Lord Ambrose D'Arcy (Michael Gough) who claims Petrie's opera as his own work. Petrie is then disfigured by nitric acid in an attempt to destroy printing plates and disappears. Christine Charles (Heather Sears) is a young opera singer being secretly trained by Petrie and her charming and brave but ineffectual beau, Harry Hunter (Edward de Souza), is the producer of the..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056347
Room at the Top is a 1959 British film based on the novel of the same name by John Braine. The novel was adapted by Neil Paterson with uncredited work by Mordecai Richler. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by James Woolf and John Woolf.The film stars Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston and Hermione Baddeley. In smaller roles were Allan Cuthbertson, Raymond Huntley, John Westbrook, Richard Pasco and Ambrosine Phillpotts. There are also early cameos by Prunella Scales, Wendy Craig, Derek Benfield, Miriam Karlin, Derren Nesbitt and Ian Hendry. Wilfrid Lawson makes an uncredited appearance as Harvey's uncle.The film is set in Yorkshire in the early 1950s.It tells the story of a Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey), an ambitious young man who has just moved from the dreary English factory town of Dufton and arrives in Warnley to take up a secure but poorly paid post in the Borough Treasurer's Department. Determined to succeed, and ignoring the... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053226