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The Phantom Light (1935)

A lighthouse keeper has been murdered in mysterious circumstances and, during the ensuing investigation a Phantom Light keeps appearing at the scene of his death.

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Binnie Hale ...
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Jim Pearce
Herbert Lomas ...
Claff Owen
Reginald Tate ...
Tom Evans
Barry O'Neill ...
Capt. Pearce
Mickey Brantford ...
Bob Peters
Alice O'Day ...
Mrs. Owen
Fewlass Llewellyn ...
Griffith Owen
Edgar K. Bruce ...
Sgt. Owen
Louie Emery ...
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A lighthouse keeper has been murdered in mysterious circumstances and, during the ensuing investigation a Phantom Light keeps appearing at the scene of his death. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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5 August 1935 (UK)  »

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La luce fantasma  »

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When Alice Bright (Binnie Hale) remarks that she had just been performing in a play, Sam Higgins (Gordon Harker) retorts, "East Lynne?" This is a reference to the oft produced play and movie of Mrs. Henry Wood's novel of the same name. "East Lynne" was enjoyed for its mad plot and frequently incomprehensible dialogue. See more »

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[repeated line]
Alice Bright: I'm going to tell you the truth.
[but she then gives a different reason for being there each time]
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Connections

Referenced in Dad's Army: Put That Light Out! (1970) See more »

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Ajax Shipwreck
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Music by Julien Porret
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Average Pre-War Entertainment
13 July 2004 | by (Lyon, France) – See all my reviews

There is certainly more humour than horror in this rather slow moving offering from Michael Powell. The acting is, in general, on the wooden side, although Gordon Harker as Sam Higgins does his best to lift the pace. The plot is predictable after the first 15 minutes, although there are enough twists to keep the interest. I was surprised at the number of people required to run a lighthouse only half a mile offshore, and the apparent number of hiding places on a bare rock, but this is just a detail. Overall, nothing special, but pleasant enough not to be considered a waste of time.


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