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The Amazing Mr. X

Released Jul 29, 1948 1h 19m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 38% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
A rich widow (Lynn Bari) pays a fake medium (Turhan Bey) to contact her late husband, who, it turns out, is still alive. Read More Read Less
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Calum Baker Radio Times Deserves to be far better-known as one of the period's more artistically accomplished B-movies. Rated: 4/5 Oct 6, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy It may not quite be amazing, but darn if it isn't quite good. Rated: 3/4 Oct 29, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Intriguing thriller. Rated: B+ Apr 25, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s Starts off threatening to be another ghost story, but then takes an interesting turn. Well paced and acted, with nice cinematography. A few plot points that could have been better, but overall an entertaining film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/19/23 Full Review Martin B Not good. It had a good premise but ham handed and crude in the execution. The older sister starts out as the focus replaced by the younger sister toward the end. A lot of loose ends unresolved and the crow flying out to sea made no sense. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review william k OK little drama has a simple tale, but it's nice that it quickly turns its ghost story premise into a crime drama; effective for what it is. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member THE AMAZING MR. X is a consistent, suspenseful, and visually stunning piece of lost cinema. This was a very pleasant surprise. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A rich widow hears the voice of her dead husband calling, then meets a charming psychic walking on the beach. Coincidence? This quiet, atmospheric movie plays like a film noir commissioned by Val Lewton; slow to get started but it has a reasonably satisfying third act. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Terribly dull and uninteresting with little pace, but I did watch a terrible copy in terms of film quality. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A rich widow (Lynn Bari) pays a fake medium (Turhan Bey) to contact her late husband, who, it turns out, is still alive.
Director
Bernard Vorhaus
Producer
Benjamin Stoloff
Screenwriter
Muriel Roy Bolton, Ian McLellan Hunter
Production Co
Eagle-Lion Films Inc., Ben Stoloff Productions
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 29, 1948, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 1, 2016
Runtime
1h 19m
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