Cast & Crew
Following a prolog set in 1889 in which an irate husband kills his wife's lover, New York in 1929 is revealed to be terrified by a series of knife murders. Police are mysteriously called to the house of Mr. Vantine, but he refuses to admit them; Jimmy Godfrey, a young reporter in love with Vantine's niece, Lorna, arrives and helps them unpack an antique cabinet in which they find a woman in a hypnotic trance. The son of the former owner of the cabinet arrives and goes for the police, but the girl disappears. Detective Morel is knocked unconscious, the son of the former owner falls dead, and Mr. Vantine gets bumped on the head. Lorna is abducted and taken to the wine cellar as Jimmy is calling the newspaper; but she is rescued by a one-legged butler. Meanwhile, the hypnotized girl revives and reveals that she and her partner had planned to smuggle diamonds into the house but that he was killed by poison. The detective discovers, however, that the cabinet was sent to the wrong address. ...