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All Lady Yvonne Clifford (Mona Goya) is using her much older,
bed-ridden husband Sir Charles (Morton Selten) for is to get money out of
him to spend on her lover Captain Arthur Hallyday (Anthony Ireland) ...
something Sir Charles eventually notices, so he puts his son from a
previous marriage Roger (Arthur Margetson) in charge of his vast fortune
... and all of a sudden Lady Yvonne has to realize that Captain Hallyday
starts looking elsewhere.
So Lady Hallyday makes up a cunning plan and hires a brilliant but
terminally ill scientist, Doctor Sartorius (Boris Karloff) to treat her
husband, with the sole purpose to kill him, to which Sartorius agrees
because he desperately needs funding to finish his experiments before his
Ultimately, Sartorius does what was asked from him, but the whole thing
goes wrong on two accounts, 1) Sir Charles has inherited his vast fortune
to his son Roger so Lady Yvonne can't give Sartorius the grant she
promised, and 2) Sartorius nurse Eve (Joan Wyndham) has mislaid his lethal
syringe, the sole evidence to his crime, and Eve is romantically involved
Eventually, Eve starts to grow a little suspicious about her employer
Sartorius, and when she finds the syringe she has it analyzed and finds a
most potent poison - but by that time, Sartorius and Lady Yvonne are
already preparing to kill Roger, the only man standing between them and
Sir Charles' vast fortune ... but of course everything comes out all right
in the end for Roger and Eve.
Basically this is a routine crime drana with Boris Karloff once again
as a villain ... but if you like your crime dramas old-fashioned and with
adventurous murder plots and inheritance schemes thrown in, there is no
reason for you not to like this movie. Just don't expect anything too