The Amazing Mr. X also known as The Spiritualist is a 1948 American film noir thriller film directed by Bernard Vorhaus with cinematography by John Alton.
Like Nightmare Alley (1947), this film tells the story of a phony spiritualist racket. The film is prominently featured in Alton's book on cinematography Painting with Light (1949).
The film stars Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, and Richard Carlson. Eagle-Lion Films signed a contract with Carole Landis for the part played by Bari, but Landis committed suicide a few days before shooting began.
Two years after her husband's death, Christine Faber (Lynn Bari) thinks she hears her late husband (Donald Curtis) calling out of the surf on the beach one night. She meets a tall dark man named Alexis (Turhan Bey) who seems to know all about her.
After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and her younger sister (Cathy O'Donnell) become enmeshed in the strange life of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper devilry than he had in mind.
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Summary: On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister Janet become enmeshed in the eerie artifices of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper deviltry than he had in mind...
Starring: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell
Director: Bernard Vorhaus
Producer: Benjamin Stoloff
Writer: Crane Wilbur, Muriel Roy Bolton, Ian McLellan Hunter
Music: Alexander Laszlo
Cinematography: John Alton
Editor: Norman Colbert
Production Company: Ben Stoloff Productions
Distributor: Eagle-Lion Films
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