Phantom Lady

Phantom Lady

Robert Siodmak (1944)

86min
A Certificate
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Review

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This is one of the high points of film noir. Based on a Cornell Woolrich novel (written under the pseudonym William Irish), it's about a businessman (Alan Curtis) accused of strangling his wife and the search for the woman - the phantom lady - who can give him an alibi and save him from the electric chair. Leading the search is Curtis's loyal secretary (Ella Raines), a policeman who believes in his innocence and his best friend (Franchot Tone), an artist whose obsession with his own hands gives everyone the creeps. Here the plot spins into spirals of cross and double-cross, all deliriously decked out by director Robert Siodmak with a dizzying array of camera angles, light and shadows.

Cast & Crew

Jack Marlow Franchot Tone
Carol "Kansas" Richman Ella Raines
Scott Henderson Alan Curtis
Estela Monteiro Aurora Miranda
Inspector Burgess Thomas Gomez
Ann Terry Fay Helm
Cliff Elisha Cook Jr
Director Robert Siodmak
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray