The Phantom Light

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The Phantom Light
Directed by Michael Powell
Produced by Jerome Jackson
Written by Evadne Price
(novel "The Haunted Light")
J Jefferson Farjeon
Ralph Smart
Austin Melford
Starring Binnie Hale
Gordon Harker
Donald Calthrop
Milton Rosmer
Ian Hunter
Distributed by Gainsborough Pictures
Release dates
5 August 1935
Running time
76 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Phantom Light is a 1935 British thriller film, a low-budget "quota quickie",[1] directed by Michael Powell and starring Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Milton Rosmer and Herbert Lomas.[2] Criminals pose as ghosts to scare a lighthouse keeper on the Welsh coast, in attempt to distract him.[3]



The film has been released on Region 1 DVD by MPI along with Red Ensign (1934) and The Upturned Glass (1947).

The film has been released on Region 2 DVD by Opening in the "Les films de ma vie" series. The DVD has non-removable French subtitles for the original English soundtrack.


The opening scenes were filmed at Tan y Bwlch station on the Festiniog Railway.[4] The station is actually 7.5 miles from the coast.


  1. ^ Dave Kehr. "Early British Cinema". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ The Phantom Light at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ The Phantom Light at the BFI's film & TV database
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