Saturday, April 7, 2012
The Amazing Mr. X
Today I watched an old movie from 1948 called "The Amazing Mr. X" (AKA "The Spiritualist"). It stars Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari and Cathy O'Donnell. Some have called this movie a gothic noir film. The main character believes she is being haunted by her dead husband in her mansion on a cliff overlooking the ocean. But in fact we learn that she is being conned by her spiritualist who is out to get her money. We later discover that he's not the only one putting on a show.
This movie is filled with mystery, eeriness and lots of atmosphere. It was an entertaining film to watch.