YMMV / Phantom of the Opera (1943)

  • Ho Yay: What do Raoul and Anatole do when Christine chooses her career over either of them? Go off together.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Claudin snaps when he accuses the publisher of plagiarizing his music and strangles him to death. Immediately afterward, the publisher's wife throws etching acid in Claudin's face and he screams in agony.
  • Signature Scene: Claudin getting blinded and of course, the chandelier's fall, courtesy of Claudin and a hacksaw.
  • Squick: Claudin washing his recently burned face with raw sewage.
  • The Woobie: Claudin. In the original script he was actually supposed to be Christine's father, so he doesn't have "that" kind of interest in her career, but rather he's attemping to make up for the time he didn't get with her in her childhood. Even with that left out, he still loses his job, is revealed to be broke, gets disfigured by acid, goes insane, has to live in a cellar and eventually dies.