A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants. Written by
Ken Yousten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
See this strange, strange story of a woman whose lure set brother against brother; whose love caused hate - and whose beauty bowed to the will of an evil spell in whose power we must refuse to believe - EVEN IF IT'S TRUE!
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Did You Know?
wrote the song "Shame and Scandal in the Family" for this movie. In the early 1960s Lord Melody used the melody and the chorus and an old humorous story to create a new song, initially called "Wau Wau", though it became more familiarly known under its original title. The song was recorded by a variety of international artists (e.g.. The Kingston Trio
, Peter Tosh
and The Wailers
), even becoming a #1 hit in Australia. In the course of its life, the original writers have been ignored at times, with the authorship being attributed to a duo of Donaldson and Brown, instead of Sir Lancelot and Ardel Wray
(the film's co-writer). See more
Dere was a family dat live on de isle of St. Sebastian a long, long while / De head of de family was a Holland man and de younger brother, his name was Rand / Ah, woe! Ah, me! Shame and sorrow for de family / De Holland man he kept in a tower a wife as pretty as a big white flower. / She saw de brother and she stole his heart and dat's how de badness and de trouble start... De wife and de brother dey want to go but de Holland man, he tell dem no / De wife fall down and de evil came and it ...
At the beginning, in small letters at the bottom of the screen is this disclaimer: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to any persons, living, dead, OR POSSESSED, is entirely coincidental. See more
Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead
The British Grenadiers
Music: 18th century or earlier
Played on guitar and Sung by Sir Lancelot See more