The Phantom Light (1935)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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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.

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criminal, detective, investing, killing, lighthouse, missing, murder, Navy, phantom, shipwreck, supernatural, budget, man