A young woman visits Paris with her brother only to discover the following morning he has gone missing and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.
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One day a girl and her brother came home from school because they just got out of school for summer break. They decide that they would want to go to lake Michigan for vacation... but something strange happens while they are there... that morning the brother disappears and she has no clue where he went by there is a rip of the brothers pants on the sisters floor

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29 March 1951 (USA)  »

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The same story had been used 31 years earlier as part of the German silent portmanteau horror film Eerie Tales (1919) directed by Richard Oswald and starring Conrad Veidt. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film at the hospital, there is a statue of St. Therese of Lisieux. The Exposition took place in 1889, eight years before Therese died, and she wasn't made a saint until about 1925. See more »

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Referenced in The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) See more »

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Carriage and Pair
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Music by Benjamin Frankel
Used several times during journeys through the city
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Suspenseful title. What's coming?
17 September 1999 | by (Bay Shore, New York) – See all my reviews

A type of Film Noir, the audience knowing only part of what is going on till the end of the movie. A young woman going to the Paris Expo with her brother who disappears the next morning. Not only has he vanished but so has his hotel room. We believe her story but the characters in the movie don't. What's really happening? Can't give away anymore than that.Acting of Jean Simmons and Dirk Bogarde terrific. Can't complain about the rest of the cast either.

Just saw the film again on cable, after writing my original comment ten years ago in 1999..Movie is still holding up as excellent with a most interesting twist at the end..I enjoyed it as much as ever... have seen it twice before.. To compare it to Hitchcock is like apples and bananas...The style of this film is totally different then a Hitchcock film---complete without any violence.


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