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The Phantom Light
The Phantom Light

The Phantom Light 1935

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The Phantom Light 1935 PG

72 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell

This gothic mystery was an early feature credit for director Michael Powell. The North Stack Lighthouse is on a lonely stretch of the Welsh coast. It has won the unenviable notoriety of having a ‘haunted’ light, leading to shipwrecks and lighthouse keepers being driven insane. When a new keeper, Sam Higgins arrives, he laughs at the tales at first but then finds that not only has his light been put out, but a beacon on the cliff is luring a ship to its doom.

Directed by

Michael Powell

Featuring

Binnie Hale

Gordon Harker

Donald Calthrop

Genres

Comedy Fantasy

Collection

Haunted Powell and Pressburger Unavailable on DVD

Certificate

PG

Released

1935

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Gainsborough Pictures

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