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Writers:
Evadne Price (play) and
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Release Date:
5 August 1935 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A lighthouse keeper has been murdered in mysterious circumstances and, during the ensuing investigation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Average Pre-War Entertainment See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Binnie Hale ... Alice Bright
Gordon Harker ... Sam Higgins
Donald Calthrop ... David Owen
Milton Rosmer ... Dr. Carey
Ian Hunter ... 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 ... Station Mistress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Holles ... Mr. Mason (uncredited)
Ernest Jay ... Railway Worker (uncredited)
John Singer ... Cabin Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Powell 
 
Writing credits
Evadne Price (play "The Haunted Light") and
Joan Roy Byford (play "The Haunted Light")

Ralph Smart (scenario)

Joseph Jefferson Farjeon (dialogue) (as J. Jefferson Farjeon) &
Austin Melford (dialogue)

Produced by
Jerome Jackson .... associate producer
Michael Balcon .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Williams (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Roy Kellino 
 
Film Editing by
Derek N. Twist  (as D.N. Twist)
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as A. Vetchinsky)
 
Sound Department
A. Birch .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (British Acoustic)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[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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Fisherman's SongSee more »

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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Average Pre-War Entertainment, 13 July 2004
Author: Mike Wigley from Lyon, France

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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