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The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Unrated  |   |  Film-Noir, Thriller  |  29 July 1948 (USA)
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On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

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On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister Janet become enmeshed in the eerie artifices of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper deviltry than he had in mind... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In his eyes, the threat of terror! In his hands, the power to destroy!


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Carole Landis was originally scheduled to play the part taken by Lynn Bari, but she committed suicide a few days before shooting began. See more »

Goofs

When Martin and the detective break up the séance, Martin explains to Christine that he has investigated her previous husband's (Paul) past. Instead of referring to the previous husband as "Paul", he refers to him as "Martin" (his own character's name). See more »

Quotes

Janet Burke: Alexis, do you think I'd make a good celestial companion?
Alexis: Darling, I think you'd be wonderful!
Janet Burke: And we'd love each other through all eternity?
Alexis: Oh, even longer!
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Ghosts (1996) See more »

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Nocturne for Piano, Op. 9, no. 1, in B-flat minor
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Heard in a flashback sequence about Paul's previous wife
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12 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Several people posting about this film have mentioned that it must be preserved or ought to be preserved, so I am writing to say: www.archive.org has the film digitized in several formats. I downloaded the smaller version, about 250MB, and it's watchable. But they have also digitized it for DVD burning, with an enormous and detailed file that is 2.8G in size.

Archive.org is a non-profit preservation site that digitizes old films whose copyright has expired. They are a wonderful resource, and I encourage all old film lovers to use them extensively and recommend them to their friends.

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