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Phantom Light (1935)





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Three talented screenwriters collaborated in adapting Evadne Price and Joan Roy Byford's play The Haunted Light to the screen as Phantom Light. This British chiller-diller-thriller begins with the mysterious murder of a lighthouse keeper. After his death, the region is plagued by shipwrecks, each heralded by a "phantom light" beaming from the lighthouse. Female detective Binnie Hale teams with new keeper Gordon Harker and navy officer Ian Hunter to solve the mystery. Directed with a sure and steady hand by Michael Powell, The Phantom Light is infinitely superior to the quota-quickie melodramas then flooding the British film market. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Binnie Hale
as Alice Bright
Donald Calthrop
as David Owen
Milton Rosmer
as Dr. Carey
Ian Hunter
as Jim Pierce
Herbert Lomas
as Claff Owen
Reginald Tate
as Tom Evans
Barry O'Neill
as Capt. Pierce
Alice O'Day
as Mrs. Owen
Fewlass Llewellyn
as Griffith Owen
Edgar K. Bruce
as Sgt. Owen
Louie Emery
as Station Mistress
Gordon Harker
as Sam Higgins
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Powell does a wonderful job turning such old-fashioned fare into an enjoyably atmospheric film.

September 25, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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