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Four men are brutally murdered with each victim found lying next to a doll fashioned in his own image, and Inspector Holloway of Scotland Yard is assigned to the case. Holloway learns that all four men were members of an Allied commission which convicted German industrialist Von Sturm of using slave labor during World War II. Von Sturm had committed suicide, and when Holloway learns that the dolls had been purchased by his widow, he visits the crippled woman at her London home. Mrs. Von Sturm's house is filled with dolls with which she converses when her neurotic son, Mark, is not at home. Holloway visits Mark at the boathouse where he works, and during questioning, the young man becomes violent and knocks the inspector unconscious. Following Mark's disappearance, Louise Saville, the daughter of one of the murdered men, visits Mrs. Von Sturm and finds Mark's dead body propped up in a chair like a doll. The truth exposed, Mrs. Von Sturm rises from her wheelchair and walks menacingly toward the terrified Louise, but the crazed woman loses her balance and plummets down a flight of stairs to her death.