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The Dark Light (1951)

The crew of a lighthouse rescues people they believe to be survivors of a shipwreck, only to find out that they are a gang of bank robbers on the run from the law.

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writer:

Vernon Sewell
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Cast

Cast overview:
Albert Lieven ... Mark
David Greene ... Johnny
Norman MacOwan Norman MacOwan ... Rigby (as Norman Macowan)
Martin Benson ... Luigi
Jack Stewart Jack Stewart ... Matt
Katharine Blake Katharine Blake ... Linda
Joan Carol Joan Carol ... Joan
John Harvey John Harvey ... Roger
John Longden ... Stephen
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The crew of a lighthouse rescues people they believe to be survivors of a shipwreck, only to find out that they are a gang of bank robbers on the run from the law.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1951 (UK) See more »

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Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Average thriller
11 July 2011 | by GeoSlvSee all my reviews

A rare Hammer film not available commercially now. It's an average quality black and white production about criminals taking over a light house on an island. The title refers to that light being put out. The lighthouse crew think they are rescuing survivors of a sunken boat. These are bank robbers trying to escape, and a conflict ensues. The story develops in flashback style, when a passing yacht discovers what looks like an abandoned lighthouse. They investigate and find it deserted. Then the film shifts to a previous day (without making that clear to the viewer) and we see what happened. It's an interesting location and theme, and is adequately produced, but not an important film.


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