It was one of the strangest days of his life... On a train to New York Psychiatrist 'Hunt' Bailey (George Brent) becomes acquainted with an old lady called 'Cissie' Bederaux (Olive Blakeney). She tells him about her strange family about her volatile brother Nick (Paul Lukas) and his beautiful but damaged young wife Allida (Hedy Lamarr). When he later learns that 'Cissie' has died mysteriously Hunt becomes curious about her family and sets out to meet them. Hunt is fascinated by Allida but Nick warns him that she is losing her mind and that he fears for her safety.... But is Nick all that he seems? As Hunt gets closer to Allida he realises she is in grave peril - and so is he... [show more]
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Thriller in which a chance conversation on a train leads a man into family intrigue and peril. Dr Bailey (George Brent) shares an interesting train journey with an elderly woman, Cissie Bederaux (Olive Blakeney), who tells him at length about her brother, Nick (Paul Lukas), and his young wife, Allida (Hedy Lamarr). When Bailey hears about Cissie's death shortly afterwards he becomes intrigued and goes to meet her family. Through his fascination with the beautiful but fragile Allida, Bailey finds himself drawn into the turmoil of the family and soon finds his life at risk.