When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth, she is not quite sure how to go about finding her. Eventually she meets Gregory Ward, her sister's husband and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Judd who claims to know of Jacqueline's whereabouts. What she doesn't realize is that her sister became involved with devil worshipers who now want to eliminate her for having revealed their existence.
Did You Know?
The quote from John Donne which opens the film also appears as a stained-glass panel over the staircase in Mary's school, and reappears as the film's last lines, quoted by the dying Mimi. See more
Despite stating multiple times throughout the film (and being the entire driving force of the film) that she has no money, Mary has enough money to stay in a hotel and travel throughout the city. Where did it come from? See more
Doctor Louis Judd
You're not a dipsomaniac at your age?
[title after starting credits] I runne to death, and death meets me as fast, and all my pleasures are like yesterday. Holy sonnet #VII Jonne Donne See more
Oranges and Lemons
Traditional English nursery rhyme
Performed by Kim Hunter
and children's chorus
[Mary sings the song with her students] See more