THE AMAZING MR. X (1948) Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Richard Carlson, Cathy O'Donnell. A very underrated film. Bari plays a woman is haunted by the spectre of her dead husband. She follows what she thinks is his spirit onto a lonely beach on a moonlit night and runs into a handsome spiritualist—Turhan Bey. It's a great scene. She soon becomes involved with his mystic practices, but is he legit? Is the ghost of her dead husband haunting her sea cliff mansion? A very atmospheric film, very much in the spirit of Val Lewton and a great combination of horror and film noir. Watch for one especially effective "ghost" scene. From 35mm.
ATLANTIS, THE LOST CONTINENT (1947) Maria Montez, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Dennis O’Keefe, Henry Daniell. Two soldiers are captured by strange warriors and taken to the lost land of Atlantis. It is ruled over by a beautiful but ruthless queen who surrounds herself with the mummies of past lovers. Aumont is the stalwart Legionnaire who crumbles to Montez’s sexual charms; but Daniell almost steals the show as a gleeful, Satan-like purveyor of tragedy and heartbreak. Montez steals the show as the nympho-maniac queen. Spectacular sets and a terrific score. 35mm.