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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Narcisse
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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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Storyline

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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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

The film takes place from May 5 to May 8, 1889. See more »

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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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Remake of Covered Tracks (1938) 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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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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