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.
Did You Know?
Directorial debut of Mark Robson
who had previously been a film editor at RKO. Robson would later be nominated for two Oscars as Best Director, for both Peyton Place and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness and go on to helm the 1967 camp classic (and major box office hit) Valley of the Dolls. See more
When Jaqueline Gibson is running from a man who is following her, she backs against the wall in an alley near the Ivy Lane stage entrance and her nails are painted as she searches the wall beside her. In the next shot, when her hand suddenly finds the man's arm, her fingernails are unpainted. See more
Jacqueline, you've spoken so often of ending it all I can't understand why this should be so difficult for you. You have only to drink a little.
Esther Redi, Jacqueline's Partner
Yes, Jacqueline. You were always talking suicide; ending your life when you wanted to.
Yes, when *I* wanted to.
[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 End Roll
Oranges and Lemons
Traditional English nursery rhyme
Performed by Kim Hunter
and children's chorus
[Mary sings the song with her students] See more