The Spiritualist (aka The Amazing Mr. X)
Director: Bernard Vorhaus Run Time: 78 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1948
Starring: Cathy O'Donnell, Lynn Bari, Turhan Bey
Introduction by Film Noir Foundation’s Foster Hirsch!
John Alton Triple Feature
John Alton’s stunning cinematography elevates to exhilarating heights this clever story of a psychic (Bey) insinuating himself into the moody cliffside mansion of a wealthy widow (Bari) by convincing her, and her less impressionable daughter (O’Donnell), that he can communicate with the dead. Filled with clever visual gags and tricky sleight of hand, and featuring a smooth-as-silk turn by Bey as the sophisticated charlatan. One of the most satisfying “B” films of the era.