The Phantom Light

Film , Thrillers
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A creaky stage play is transformed by Powell into a cheap but splendidly atmospheric comedy thriller. Gordon Harker stars as a Cockney lighthouse-keeper who, with the aid of an insurance investigator (Hale) and a naval officer (Hunter), sees off a gang of wreckers intent on no good. The leader of the wreckers is one 'Dr Carey', the setting is Wales, and the climactic confrontation is intercut with a ship heading for the rocks. Any party, even the Welsh Nationalists, could interpret this allegory to their own ends.

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Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Powell
Screenwriter: Ralph Smart
Cast: Gordon Harker
Ian Hunter
Binnie Hale
Milton Rosmer
Donald Calthrop
Reginald Tate
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