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Phantom Lady [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - Spain ]


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  • Actors: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda, Thomas Gomez
  • Directors: Robert Siodmak
  • Producers: Phantom Lady
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 83.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0016JBIJQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,953 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Phantom Lady [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - Spain ]" on IMDb

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Spain released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Unhappily married Scott Henderson spends the evening on a no-name basis with a hat-wearing woman he picked up in a bar. Returning home, he finds his wife strangled and becomes the prime suspect in her murder. Every effort to establish his alibi fails; oddly no one seems to remember seeing the phantom lady (or her hat). In prison, Scott gives up hope but his faithful secretary, 'Kansas,' doggedly follows evanescent clues through shadowy nocturnal streets. Can she save Scott in time?

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Once all the evidences seem to accuse him, he is sent to prison and condemned to death.
Hiram Gomez Pardo
Ella Raines plays a secretary from Kansas in love with her boss, a New York civil engineer, played by Alan Curtis.
Karen Sampson Hudson
The climactic revelation is highly suspenseful, and the happy ending is quite atypical of such films.
Marc Russell

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Tesi on June 17, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Phantom Lady may have been overshadowed in 1944 by the release of the two classic noir films; Double Indemnity and Laura, yet Robert Siodmak's psychological thriller still maintains an acknowledged position among the genre. Siodmak lures viewers through rain slicked streets, back alley jazz clubs, and post midnight rendezvous. Adapted from a Cornell Woolrich novel, Phantom Lady is similar to Wollrich's later work Black Angel, in that a man (Alan Curtis) is wrongfully accused of murder, sentenced to death and can only depend on his secretary ( Ella Raines) who desperately searches for the only alibi (the phantom lady) that can exonerate him. Franchot Tone recieves top billing as a psychopathic socialite with twitching hands, but it is twenty-three year old Ella Raines who deservedly steals the spotlight . As Carol "Kansas" Richman, she seduces simple minded Elisha Cook Jr., an orchestra drummer, during one of his performances. In a classic cat & mouse sequence, she trails an uncooperative bartender through Siodmak's darkened urban landscape. The sequence is highlighted with images and sounds of elevated subway cars, city taxi cabs, and amplified footsteps against wet black-tops. Siodmak created a five minute symphonic masterpiece that captured the essence of urban trepidation. The other eighty-two minutes should also please most noir aficionados.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 10, 1999
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A good hardbitten yarn, with effective use of shadows and night time backdrops. The scenes in which the female protagonist tails the bar-keeper through the subways and streets of New York are impressively eerie. The same peaches and cream protagonist then dresses up as an uncanny floozie---you can almost smell her cheap perfume through the VCR. The jazz drum scene involving peaches and cream/floozie and Elisha Cook Jr is high charged sex in a thinly veiled, naughty noir way. (It is far more erotic than the more explicit sex one sees in contemporary films.) The psychopath behind the intrigue is frightening and believeable. This is a great flick.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Brianton on July 4, 2003
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Cornell Woolrich is the unsung hero of this and many other films. His little stories bashed out at a tremendous speed simply make great films. Hitchcock used Rear Window to create one of his best films. Other directors have used his stories to great effect. The recent Original Sin is the latest in a very long and distinguished list.
With a great story line of a man sitting on death row while his friends race to find evidence of his innocence, Siodmak really produces the goods in this film. One sequence, in particular, the jazz jam session, is as close to a sex scene as film makers could go in those days. The scene alone puts this film in the master class. Great cinematography, some good acting and briliant direction add up to one of the best film noirs in circulation.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 1999
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This is one of those films that may sneak up on you, as it did me: since at the time I first viewed it I didn't recognize any of the stars, except Franchot Tone (who has never impressed me greatly), I was amazed to find myself completely absorbed in the story. It's an intelligent, suspenseful film, with moody black-and-white photography (the prison scenes are particularly stark and atmospheric) and a heroine who's not only beautiful and kind but also resourceful and courageous. Franchot Tone, cast against type, turns in a surprising and powerful performance, and the eery, shadow-filled denoument will have you holding your breath. A must for noir fans.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By William Hare on July 29, 2002
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"Phantom Lady" falls into the tradition of great forties' noir films beginning with "The Maltese Falcon." German emigre director Robert Siodmak, who gave us two Burt Lancaster noir gems with "The Killers" and "Crisscross," executed a deft hand and used the camera to compelling advantage in displaying confinement on the one hand and closeups of characters immersed in states of great tension on the other.
Cornell Woolrich was a master storyteller of New York tales about people trapped within the clutches of the big city, battling tenaciously for survival. Woolrich gave us perhaps the number one voyeuristic film in cinema annals with Hitchcock's "Rear Window." His story thrust of "Phantom Lady" is one of a crafty and elegantly beautiful woman's determined efforts to prove that the man she loves is innocent of the charge of murder, for which he has been tried and convicted. Ella Raines operates with burning conviction and speedy determination as she battles the clock, which is ticking down toward the murder execution of the man she loves, played by Alan Curtis.
The "phantom lady" of the title is Fay Helm, who meets Curtis at a Manhattan bar. He is distraught over a wrong turn in his marriage and quickly learns that she is even more forlorn than himself. Curtis has an extra ticket to a hit Broadway musical and he is able to finally entice her to attend it with him. After that they part. When he returns to his apartment the police are there, revealing that Curtis's wife has been murdered by strangulation.
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