Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic powers, is able to win at cards through his unique gift. But when he inadvertently hypnotizes young Clay Thorne, Thorne kills an ...
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Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic powers, is able to win at cards through his unique gift. But when he inadvertently hypnotizes young Clay Thorne, Thorne kills an enemy of Brookfield's while under a trance. No one believes Brookfield's protestations that Thorne is innocent of any murderous intent, so Brookfield teams up with retired lawyer Martin Prentice in hopes of saving the young man from the gallows.Written by
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If you can suspend disbelief, you'll enjoy this one...
Provided you understand that what happens is impossible AND you can suspend disbelief, then you'll enjoy the film. All I know is that with all the training I've had in hypnotherapy, I would sure use these powers for evil if they worked like they did in the movie!!
Jack Brookfield (John Halliday) has an amazing ability to read people's thoughts and also has a very strong and forceful personality. Without realizing it, he hypnotizes a young man and Brookfield's hatred of another man gets the hypnotized guy to commit murder to please Brookfield! It's a bit odd...and the second half is all about the court case which follows.
The film is very original and interesting. Just understand that you cannot project your thoughts onto others to get them to kill...believe me, I have tried!
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