The Amazing Mr. X (1948)


On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf…then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister Janet become enmeshed in the eerie artifices of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper deviltry than he had in mind…

(Plot summary written by Rod Crawford – puffinus@u.washington.edu)

Runtime original: 01:18:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:40

Director: Bernard Vorhaus

Writer: Crane Wilbur (original story), Muriel Roy Bolton, Ian McLellan Hunter (screenplay)

Editor: Norman Colbert

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The intriguing title “The Amazing Mr. X” initially caught my eye while scanning through the public domain films. I soon discovered this classic film-noir has twists, turns, great cinematography, a little bit of love story, an awesome soundtrack, and some rad special effects to match. Amazing.

 

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