Claude Rains (1889-1967) Captain, London Scottish Regiment, WW I. He served with fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. Rains was involved in a gas attack that left him nearly blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement as he rose from the rank of Private to Captain. He became a U.S. citizen in 1939. He was in 58 feature films.
"Phantom of the Opera" 1943: "The auditorium -Universal Studios' Stage 28- and stage of the Paris Opera House seen here was the same set built for the 1925 version. It still stands at Universal Studios today, and has been used for countless other productions, including Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and The Sting (1973). It is the oldest remaining film set in the world. It has also been used as the interior Paris Opera theatre, for the 1966 Alfred Hitchcock feature "Torn Curtain,".