Classic British Thrillers: The Phantom Light (1935)/Red Ensign (1934)/The Upturned Glass (1947)
First, an everyman (Gordon Harker) agrees to take charge of a Welsh lighthouse that's reportedly haunted and, before you can say, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," is plagued by "The Phantom Light" and other creepy goings-on. Early effort from director Michael Powell co-stars Binnie Hale, Ian Hunter. Next, a British ship builder's (Leslie Banks) new vessel design should revive the yard's failing fortunes. But when his bankers oppose the project, he turns to fraud, in "Red Ensign." Director/co-writer Powell's striking drama co-stars Carrol Goodner, Frank Vosper. AKA: "Strike." Finally, London neurosurgeon James Mason falls in love with a married woman whose child he saved, an attraction that ultimately leads to murder, in "The Upturned Glass." Director Lawrence Huntington's suspenser co-stars Rosamund John and James' real-life wife Pamela Mason. 3 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.