The Amazing Mr X (1948)

USA, 1948
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Bernard Vorhaus.

Plot Summary

Christine Faber thinks she hears the voice of her late husband Paul calling to her from the sea late one night and meets Alexis, a spiritualist who claims to be able to put her in touch with the dead man. But Christine and her sister Janet soon begin to suspect that there’s more to the apparently benign Alexis than meets the eye…


Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
© [not given on screen]
Samba Pictures, Inc. presents
Produced by: Ben Stoloff
Production Supervision: James T. Vaughn
Screenplay by: Muriel Roy Bolton, Ian McLellan Hunter
Original Story by: Crane Wilbur
Assistant Director: Ridgeway Callow
Director of Photography: John Alton
Film Editor: Norman Colbert
Music Score: Alexander Laszlo
Musical Director: Irving Friedman
Sound: Leon S. Becker, Frank McWhorter
Dialogue Director: Stewart Stern
Sound System: Western Electric Recording
Costume Supervision: France Ehren
Makeup: Ern Westmore, Frank Westmore
Hair Styling: Joan St Oegger, Gwen Van Upp
Special Art Effects: Jack R. Rabin
Photographic Effects: George J. Teague
Art Director: Frank Durlauf
Decorations: Armor Marlowe, Clarence Steensen

Turhan Bey (Alexis)
Lynn Bari (Christine Faber)
Cathy O’Donnell (Janet Burke)
Richard Carlson (Martin Abbott)
Donald Curtis (Paul Faber)
Virginia Gregg (Emily)

Alternative Titles

The Spiritualist – UK title



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