Journalist Redgrave, tired of his warnings about the rise of fascism falling on deaf ears, retreats to an isolated lighthouse, far from the cares of mankind. There, the ghosts of a past tragedy tell him their stories, what they were running away from, which in turns forces him to confront his own fears.
A marvellous film, all the moreso for seeming to lie forgotten until one discovers it. Yes, it is propaganda, but it is so well done, one can forget that, and more importantly, be inspired by it. Redgrave's mental torment and Valk's performance make this an interesting companion piece with Dead of Night.