The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

STARRING:
Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari
DIRECTED BY:
Bernard Vorhaus
GENRE:
Film Noir
Turhan Bay (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Climax) stars in this sinister tale of ghosts and lost love. Director Bernard Vorhaus found himself on the Hollywood blacklist for his alleged link to the communist party, but this story of phony spiritualists remains a kind of masterpiece, bolstered by the gorgeous presence of Lynn Bari (Shock, The Bridge of San Luis Rey) For movie buffs: Vorhaus gave Oscar-winning director David Lean his first job as a film cutter. (BW)