About the film
séance supernatural power
Release Date: November 23, 1929
|Slogan||:||«He could control other people's minds; see what happens when a beautiful girl enters his life.»|
|Director||:||Louis J. Gasnier|
|Writers||:||Melville Baker, Patrick Kearney, Philip Gibbs|
Phony spiritualists were given a good going-over in the early talkie melodrama Darkened Rooms. Evelyn Brent stars as Ellen, a fraudulent medium working in cahoots with genuine clairvoyant Emory Jago (Neil Hamilton). The plotline is secondary; the film's main purpose was to emulate the methods of such professional "de-bunkers" as Mrs. Harry Houdini by exposing the various tricks of the spiritualist's trade.