Wartime Germany: Marie, a concentration camp escapee on the run from the Nazis, narrowly escapes drowning when she is rescued by Wolfe Kristan, a half-mad lighthouse keeper. Brought aboard the lighthouse itself, she begins to fall in love with the assistant keeper who, unknown to her, is a British spy. As the couple become more intimate, Kristan’s jealously finally pushes him over the brink and into full-blown madness…
Featuring a career-best performance from Wilfrid Lawson as the deranged, hook-handed lighthouse keeper alongside Hollywood stalwart Michael Rennie and Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda, this intriguing, genre-defying wartime thriller is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.