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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Madame Hervé
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Mrs. O'Donovan
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Nina
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British Consul
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Doctor Hart
Austin Trevor ...
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Natasha Sokolova ...
Charlotte
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Madame Verni
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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 Black Curse  »

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This same story was filmed for Season One of the TV series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), under the title Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Into Thin Air (1955). The show starred Hitchcock's daughter, Patricia Hitchcock. The change to the plot was that the girl arrived in Paris with her mother instead of her brother. See more »

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In the opening scene, an advertisement for the Paris Exposition Universelle states that it will be open from May 6 to November 6, 1889. Actually it closed on October 31, 1889, and the closing ceremony was held on November 6, 1889. The advertisements before and during the exposition were as stated above. See more »

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Remake of Covered Tracks (1938) See more »

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Coronation March
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from "Le Prophete"
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Used during opening credit sequence
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Curious little classic
5 July 2002 | by (Flagstaff, AZ) – See all my reviews

Nicely-acted film, particularly by a young Jean Simmons demonstrating the capabilities that made her such a well-known figure later in her acting career. What's probably not so well known about this picture is that it appears to be based on a real incident that supposedly occurred at the Paris Exposition in May of 1889. In the "real" incident (it's tough to find documentation of it), it is the girl's mother, not her brother, who goes missing, but the details are much the same as presented in the film. It's been awhile since I last saw this movie, but as I recall the film ending was quite different from the actual conclusion; in the latter situation, the young lady never found her mother and was eventually committed to an insane asylum in England. Or so the story goes. True story, or old, old urban legend? Either way, it lends a little bit of added dimension to this intriguing, fairly obscure movie.


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