The Phantom Light

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

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.


Release details

75 mins

Cast and crew

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