Phantom Lady Reviews

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Having in mind that this was shot in 1944, this is a quite effective thriller who balances greatly the who-did-it mystery of the first half with the suspense of the second half (after we find out who the killer is).

    Having in mind that this was shot in 1944, this is a quite effective thriller who balances greatly the who-did-it mystery of the first half with the suspense of the second half (after we find out who the killer is).

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Laughable noir with plot holes galore. The first film to reveal the how terrible drum miming to jive music can lead to overacting.

    Laughable noir with plot holes galore. The first film to reveal the how terrible drum miming to jive music can lead to overacting.

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    Aldo G Super Reviewer
    Jul 18, 2017

    Ella Raines' performance and Elwood Bredell's cinematography are two reasons this is a must-see for noir fans. Raines doesn't play the femme fatale instead she's a citizen investigator trying to hunt down a murderer and thus free her boss whom was wrongly convicted of the crime. Bredell's lighting of Raines and his work throughout the picture is superb There's a jazz scene in the movie intended to symbolize seduction that should not be missed. Unfortunately, director Robert Siodmak doesn't deliver tension in the film's final act which would have made this a true classic..

    Ella Raines' performance and Elwood Bredell's cinematography are two reasons this is a must-see for noir fans. Raines doesn't play the femme fatale instead she's a citizen investigator trying to hunt down a murderer and thus free her boss whom was wrongly convicted of the crime. Bredell's lighting of Raines and his work throughout the picture is superb There's a jazz scene in the movie intended to symbolize seduction that should not be missed. Unfortunately, director Robert Siodmak doesn't deliver tension in the film's final act which would have made this a true classic..

  • Jun 11, 2017

    Entertaining. Saw twist before reveal, but not too before.

    Entertaining. Saw twist before reveal, but not too before.

  • Dec 05, 2016

    Not a bad one for its day.

    Not a bad one for its day.

  • Mar 04, 2016

    Gorgeous cinematography is the star of this effective and eerily mystery.

    Gorgeous cinematography is the star of this effective and eerily mystery.

  • Nov 22, 2015

    One of the rare occasions that we get a female protagonist in a straight-up noir tale, "Phantom Lady" was a real treat.

    One of the rare occasions that we get a female protagonist in a straight-up noir tale, "Phantom Lady" was a real treat.

  • Jan 16, 2015

    Another classic Film Noir marked off the list, this one the story of a poor guy searching for the mystery woman in the distinctive hat who can clear his name by providing an alibi for the time of his wife's murder. Well worth a rental.

    Another classic Film Noir marked off the list, this one the story of a poor guy searching for the mystery woman in the distinctive hat who can clear his name by providing an alibi for the time of his wife's murder. Well worth a rental.

  • Sep 27, 2013

    The film uses the motif of a mysterious lady who cannot be found and it stars a cast of only a couple recognizable names, however Robert Siodmak does a decent job at making this noir interesting and it is worth a watch.

    The film uses the motif of a mysterious lady who cannot be found and it stars a cast of only a couple recognizable names, however Robert Siodmak does a decent job at making this noir interesting and it is worth a watch.

  • Sep 15, 2013

    Há carradas de estilo e inovação para encontrar neste New York noir.

    Há carradas de estilo e inovação para encontrar neste New York noir.