February 3, 2018

Michael Redgrave plays a writer who has run himself ragged reporting first-hand on the rise of fascism in Europe only to have it come to nothing. The media company for which he works thinks he's an alarmist -- and that his dire reports would hurt circulation if they were printed. His friends in France and England are sure they are safe behind their defenses. His book is a dud and he lectures to near-empty halls.

So he retires to a lighthouse in Lake Michigan to take up with the ghosts of American immigrants.

I know...but somehow it works.

James Mason (before he learned to slick his hair back and be menacing) plays his stalwart friend and more than makes up for the minuscule production budget.

Enjoy!

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.