The Witching Hour (1934)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this courtroom thriller, a hypnotic psychic uses his gift for dubious ends by running a gambling den. The trouble begins when he accidentally hypnotizes his daughter's beau while threatening to kill a corrupt politician. The mesmerized lad actually commits the crime. He is later defended by a retired attorney who comes forth after other lawyers refuse to represent the young man. He believes that the boy really was hypnotized. A fascinating trial ensues.

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mind-control, accident, clairvoyance, control, courtroom, daughter, defense [military], gambling, hypnosis, killing, lawyer, power, psychic, thought-control, trial [courtroom]