Synopsis: Twenty years ago, old Mrs. Barlow was killed in her home at 12, Pimlico Square for her priceless rubies. The murderer searched the whole house without finding them, then disappeared. The house has been empty since then, but now Paul and Bella Mallen move into the apartment. Bella Mallen suffers from forgetfulness and nervousness - at least that is what her husband tells her. An elderly horse wrangler, B.G. Rough worked as a policeman twenty years ago and still remembers the unsolved case. He notices that Mr. Mallen looks just like Louis Barre, Mrs. Barlow's nephew. And why does Mr. Mallen mysteriously leave every night just to go into the apartment next door, no. 14?
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Thorold Dickinson
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

how you imagine things.

Don't say that.

I have been better

the last two weeks, haven't I?

- What do you mean?

- You know very well what I mean.

I've been trying so hard,

and I have been better

because you've been kind to me.

I'll be perfectly all right, if only

you'll be patient and gentle with me.

Of course, my dear, of course.

- Shall I stay in this evening?

- Would you?


- What shall we do?

- Tea first.

And then I'll play for you.

We'll have an evening

just like we used to.

Oh, Bella!

What is it?

I've just noticed something.

If you put it right while I'm not looking,

I will say no more about it.

What's the matter?

I don't understand.

Paul, don't turn your back on me.

Look on the wall behind you.

The picture, it's gone again.

Yes. Where have you hidden it

this time?

I didn't take it. Why should I take it?

It's no use to me.

Why should you take other things?

Pencils, knives...

Paul, don't.

Bella, where's the picture?

I didn't take it, I swear I didn't.

Come. Get the picture.

I'd know if I touched it.

I'd remember.

I've been better lately.

You've missed nothing for days.

Two weeks, I've been well.

I've had no headaches, no dreams.

Why should I take the...?

So you did know where it was.

I promise you, I didn't.

I supposed it was here

because it was found here twice before.

- Why do you persist in lying to me, Bella?

- It's the truth.

Bella, if you're not lying,

there's only one alternative.

You're losing your wits!

You promised

you'd never say that to me again.

No control even of your hands.

- You'd better go to your room.

- No, no, not my room.

I can't bear to be alone.

Oh, God, help me.

God help you, indeed.

I'm going to appeal to you, Paul.


Please don't be angry with me.

I've never lied knowingly to you.

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