In 1916, beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for elderly, ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two adult sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a rash of murders involving 'women with afflictions' hits the neighborhood. She implores her physician, Dr. Parry, to take Helen away for her own safety. When another murder occurs inside the Warren mansion, it becomes obvious that Helen is in danger.
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Conflicts that freeze your emotions! Suspense that takes your breath!
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Opening credits: The characters and events in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more
When Helen first walks up the main staircase, she pauses to look at herself in the mirror. In the next shot as the camera slowly rolls backwards, she is still looking in the "mirror", but there is no reflection of herself (just a painting designed to look like mirror). See more
Forgive me, Steven, I thought it was you. He always waited until you came home, so I thought it was you.
Remade as The Spiral Staircase
Waltz Op. 34 No. 2 in A minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played during the scene at the silent movie theater See more