Monday, September 5, 2016

The Phantom Light 1935

     A ship was wrecked on the rocks to obtain the insurance money and a lighthouse keeper was murdered.  The circumstances in both cases were mysterious.  A Phantom Light appeared on a hill and the lighthouse light was extinguished.
     This film was known as a “low-budget quota quickie” film.   Everything that happens in this film seems to happen quickly?  It was a little difficult for me to keep track of what was going on all the time.  I also couldn’t keep track of the background information for some of the characters?  There are a lot of scenes of the water pounding the rocks.  3* (This movie is OK)

76 min, Mystery directed by Michael Powell with Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Donald Calthrop, Milton Rosmer, Ian Hunter, Herbert Lomas, Reginald Tate, Barry O’Neill, Mickey Brantford, Alice O’Day, Fewlass Llewellyn, Edgar K. Bruce, Louie Emery.

Note:  Imdb 6.2 out of 10, Amazon 3.9* out of 5* with 14 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed at Gainsborough Studios, Islington, London, Eddystone Lighthouse, Hartland Point, Devon, England, UK; Holyhead and South Stack Anglesey, Lleyn Peninsula and Ffestiniog Railway, Gwynedd, Wales, UK.  This film is included in the 2008 release of The Red Ensign and The Upturned Glass as a set in Classic British Thrillers.

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