• Film

The Phantom Light


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

  • 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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