***SPOILERS*** It's June 1944 the hight of WWII and thousands of US servicemen are getting killed as well as missing in action in the fighting that's raging across the European and Pacific Theaters of war. It's con artist and phony medium Adelaide Winters,Kim Hunter, and her partner Robert McBain, Gene Lyons, who are making a mint in conning the loved ones of those fallen and missing in action servicemen into thinking that they can get in touch with their departing souls and getting rich by doing it.
Checking out the casualties list of the local newspapers both Adelaide & McBain come across the name of USAAF pilot John Porter who's missing in action where his plane was lost over France during the D-Day invasion. Seeing that John's dad Edward Porter,John Lrakin, lives in the rich part of town Adelaide tries to get in touch as well as con him out of his money in telling the widower that she can somehow pick up his son's John, if he's in fact dead, vibes from the other side. At first skeptical of what Adelaide is telling him, that she can somehow contact the dead, Larkin soon becomes a true believer with the elaborate sound system,imitating or faking John's voice, that her partner in crime Robert McBlain secretly set up in the Larkin Mansion!
Adelaide does such a good job in fooling Larkin into thinking that she can contact his dead son that he falls in love with her and wants her to be his wife in order to keep the family,Larkin & Son, together! This spells disaster in Adelaide's partner Robert McBain mind knowing that she's headed into dangerous ground with Larkin quickly losing his grip on reality and her taking full advantage of it!
***SPOILERS*** Now fully believing in the after-life Larkin wants to join his beloved son, as well as first wife,in the world beyond and what's to take Adelaide along with him: If you know what I mean! Finally seeing what her partner Robert McBain told her that she went too far in convincing Larkin that there's life after death Adelaide now tries to convince the by now crazed and deranged madman that the whole thing about his son John contacting him, through her, was all a joke or fraud. But by then there was no turning around with Larkin determined to join his son John as well as take her the future Mrs.Edward Larkin, as well as John's step-mom, along with him!
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