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Margaret (Barbara Steele) is married to Dr. Hichcock (Elio Jotta), but
their marriage is an unhappy one, especially since he was paralyzed. He is
treated by Dr. Charles Livingston (Peter Baldwin), who claims to use
Curare to cure Hichcock - but actually he is Margaret's lover, and the two
of them want to get rid of Hichcock ... and eventually, they kill him by
overdosing him on Curare. When Hichcock's will is read though, Margaret
and Charles have to learn that he left most of his fortune to the church
... so they want to empty his safe before it is publicly opened by the
Two problems: 1), the key to the safe is on Hichcock himself,
who lies dead in the crypt, happily decomposing, and 2), after they have
finally opened the crypt and retriefed the key, Margaret and Charles find
the safe empty.
Now if that wasn't bad enough, the two of them are soon
to be haunted by what appears to be the ghost of Hichcock, an apparition
that even bullets can't stop, their relationship arouses more and more
suspicion with the locals, and they are even getting at each other's
throat ... until Margaret finds some of the jewellery Hichcock has been
keeping in his safe in Charles's briefcase, and she immediately suspects
him of foul play and stabs him to death in a fit of frenzy.
Hichcock, very much alive after all, and not even paralyzed. Upon
suspecting Charles and his wife are trying to kill him, he has faked his
own death with the help of maid Catherine (Harriet Medin), has personally
hidden the jewellery in Charles's briefcase to get Margaret to murder him,
and he has dipped the jewel box into Curare, so Margaret will be paralyzed
and a perfect culprit for the police, not only for the murder of Charles
but also for that of Catherine, whom Hichcock shoots in cold blood before
paralyzed Margaret's very eyes. Then he drinks a glass of gin Margaret has
poured herself, but fails to notice that he has already driven Margaret to
such a state of despair that she was about to poison herself, and now
instead of her, the poison in the glass kills him, and wasn't she
paralyzed right now, Margaret could have saved his life ...
sequel to The Horrible Dr.
Hichcock only in name, The Ghost manages very well to stand
on its own two feet - even if in quality it is inferior to The
Horrible Dr. Hichcock - by delivering a moody horror tale that
might not be 100 percent believable, but its very well made, features a
lot of macabre details, and has an ending that is so full of plottwists
(which all make sense by the way) it might just as well make your head