The Amazing Mr. X

September 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm (9 Heads, Amazing Mr. X) (, , , , , , , , )

The Amazing Mr. X – 1948 – United States

While rousing, The Amazing Mr. X’s title is a misnomer—there is no Mr. X. Go figure. Amazing Mr. X is directed by the eclectic and prolific Bernard Vorhaus, a director of many genres including western, adventure, comedy, romance, and crime. Despite sublime gothic ambiance, Amazing Mr. X is usually considered film noir due to cinematography by John Alton. Alton lensed many classic noirs (Bury Me Dead, He Walked by Night, Raw Deal, The Crooked Way, The Big Combo) and wrote Painting With Light (1949), a defining book on noir technique, discussing Amazing Mr. X.

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