Beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for old ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a rash of murders involving 'women with afflictions' hits the neighborhood. She implores her physician, Dr. Parry, to take Helen away for her own safety. When another murder occurs inside the Warren mansion, it becomes obvious that Helen is in danger. Written by
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Did You Know?
"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 15, 1947 with George Brent
reprising his film role. See more
After Helen first fetches the ether from the bathroom cabinet, she leaves the bathroom without closing the cabinet door. No-one goes back to do anything with it, and seconds later the cabinet door has closed itself. See more
Forgive me, Steven, I thought it was you. He always waited until you came home, so I thought it was you.
Version of The Spiral Staircase
Waltz Op. 34 No. 2 in A minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played during the scene at the silent movie theater See more