Claude Rains in The Phantom of the Opera (1943, dir. Arthur Lubin) (via)
"Yes, the ghost was there, around them, behind them, beside them; they felt his presence without seeing him, they heard his breath, close, close, close to them!… They trembled … They thought of running away … They dared not … They dared not make a movement or exchange a word that would have told the ghost that they knew that he was there! … What was going to happen?
'SHE IS SINGING TO-NIGHT TO BRING THE CHANDELIER DOWN!'
With one accord, they raised their eyes to the ceiling and uttered a terrible cry. The chandelier, the immense mass of the chandelier was slipping down, coming toward them, at the call of that fiendish voice. Released from its hook, it plunged from the ceiling and came smashing into the middle of the stalls, amid a thousand shouts of terror.”
-Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera (1910)