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
Did You Know?
The quote from John Donne which opens the film also appears as a stained-glass panel over the staircase in Mary's school, and reappears as the film's last lines, quoted by the dying Mimi. See more
The quote from Donne misspells his first name as 'Jonne' rather than 'John'. 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.
[title after starting credits] I runne to death, and death meets me as fast, and all my pleasures are like yesterday. Holy sonnet #VII Jonne Donne See more
Referenced in Two Masters' Eyes
Oranges and Lemons
Traditional English nursery rhyme
Performed by Kim Hunter
and children's chorus See more