AMAZING MR. X: A grieving widow falls victim to the machinations of a so-called spiritualist, who knows more than he should about her marriage and the death of her husband. One of the most sumptuous examples of "supernatural noirs" ever committed to film, this romantic mystery about a phony charlatan and the beautiful women who come under his power is one of cinematographer John Alton's crowning achievements.
REIGN OF TERROR: The French Revolution is given the noir treatment in this 1949 entry from director Anthony Mann. The hunt is on for Robespierre's black book, listing the victims headed toward the guillotine. Famed cinematographer John Alton lays the shadows over the paranoia-fillled proceedings.