SPIRITUALIST

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THE SPIRITUALIST

Bernard Vorhaus
USA, 1948
78min, OF

THE SPIRITUALIST

Bernard Vorhaus
USA, 1948
, 78min, OF

Cast: 
Turhan Bey
Alexis
Lynn Bari
Christine Faber
Cathy O'Donnell
Janet Burke
Richard Carlson
Martin Abbott
Donald Curtis
Paul Faber
Virginia Gregg
Emily
Screenplay: 
Muriel Roy Bolton
Ian McLellan Hunter nach einer Erzählung von Crane Wilbur
Sound: 
Leon S. Becker
Frank McWhorter
Camera: 
John Alton
Editor: 
Norman Colbert
Composer: 
Alexander Laszlo
Decoration: 
Frank Durlauf
Costume: 
Frances Ehren

Production: 
Eagle-Lion Films
World Sales: 
Sony Pictures Classics 550 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10022, USA T 212 833 8833 F 212 833 8844
Distribution in Austria: 
Columbia TriStar Laxenburgerstraße 254 1239 Wien T 1 597 15 15 F 1 597 15 16
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

A grieving widow falls victim to the machinations of a so-called spiritualist, who knows more than he should about her marriage and the death of her husband. He offers to bring peace by contacting the dead mans restless spirit, but she and her sister begin to suspect their medium of paranormal quackery or worse. An interesting pastiche of horror and noir, with the mystery and moral ambiguities nicely underscored by spooky shadows and supernatural shadings. Lynn Bari accepted the part of the grief-stricken woman after its original recipient, Carole Landis, took her own life.