When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth, she is not quite sure how to go about finding her. Eventually she meets Gregory Ward, her sister's husband and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Judd who claims to know of Jacqueline's whereabouts. What she doesn't realize is that her sister became involved with devil worshipers who now want to eliminate her for having revealed their existence. Written by
ROBBED OF THE WILL TO LOVE! (original half-sheet poster-style A)
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Did You Know?
The character of Mimi, the dying prostitute, was intended as a macabre joke, a reference to the opera "La Bohème", which features a dying woman named Mimi. Such darkly humorous references are common in Val Lewton
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When Jaqueline Gibson is running from a man who is following her, she backs against the wall in an alley near the Ivy Lane stage entrance and her nails are painted as she searches the wall beside her. In the next shot, when her hand suddenly finds the man's arm, her fingernails are unpainted. See more
Jason Hoag, Poet
I'm under orders to make you laugh. In Mrs. Romari's mind, poetry and humor has some strange affinity, which they don't have in fact. She wants me to play the fool for you but... suddenly Miss Gibson, I feel as sad as you do.
Well, then, I've spoiled your dinner. Your food won't digest and your wine will sour.