About the film
Release Date: January 01, 1931
|Genres||:||Crime, Horror, Drama|
|Production Companies||:||British Sound Film Productions|
|Director||:||Oscar Friedrich Werndorff, Harcourt Templeman|
|Writers||:||Alexandre Chatrian, Emile Erckmann, C.H. Dand|
Mathias, an Alsatian innkeeper, murders a rich Pole staying at his inn. However, Mathias' conscience will not let him rest, and the murdered man's spirit drives the innkeeper nearly mad. The victim's brother calls for an inquest and brings with him a sideshow hypnotist, who is supposedly able to read minds. Mathias, as burgomaster, is called upon to conduct the inquest, but under the intuitive eye of the hypnotist cannot resist torment of his own conscience.