- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 13, 1999
- Originally Released: 1946
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
The incomparable Erich von Stroheim, memorable from such films as Grand Illusion and Sunset Boulevard, stars here as Diijon, a third-rate magician driven mad by failure and jealousy. Convinced that all those determined to help are really out to destroy him, Diijon turns to murder through the mysterious art of hypnotism. Even his faithful wife and assistant (Jeanne Bates) is not safe from his twisted suspicions. In the tense finale, it is the conjurer's own tricks that spell his doom.
The great director Von Stroheim plays a magician who manipulates his enemies through hypnosis, making them kill others and then themselves.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Eric von Stroheim (Sunset Boulevard) stars in this mesmerizing, classic tale of horror. Von Stroheim plays a hypnotist who tries to have his hypnotized wife kill the man he suspects is her lover. In the dazzling finale, von Stroheim barricades himself in a magician's shop that may be more dangerous than the police outside trying to bring him out.