Based on a dark tale by Colin Woolrich, this film noir chronicles the doom of a former stage medium who one day finds himself imbued with genuine psychic powers. Unfortunately, though they allow him to see the future, each vision usually… More Based on a dark tale by Colin Woolrich, this film noir chronicles the doom of a former stage medium who one day finds himself imbued with genuine psychic powers. Unfortunately, though they allow him to see the future, each vision usually portends a death. The story begins Elliot Carson prevents fiancee Jean Courtland from killing herself. Afterward they go to a restaurant to confront the mysterious Triton, the medium who had earlier predicted that Jean would die. To explain, Triton tells his sad story via flashback. One night, after learning of his bizarre gift, he sees his beloved dying in childbirth. The sight is too much for him to bear and Triton flees to sequester himself in an abandoned gold mine for five years. Eventually, Triton comes out of the mountains and moves to LA so he can stay near his former lover. Unfortunately she married an industrialist and died giving birth to her daughter, Jean Courtland. His first meeting with Jean and Elliot was to warn her that her father, about to take off on a business trip, was going to die in a plane crash. Elliot disbelieves Triton, but Jean doesn't and futilely tries to save her father. The bereaved Jean falls into a deep funk that is not lifted when Triton tells her that he has seen her death. Elliot remains unimpressed by Triton's extraordinary tale and, thinking that the medium is a con-artist out for Jean's enormous fortune, has Triton arrested on the suspicion that he may have sabotaged Jean's father's plane. While in jail, Triton makes a prediction that convinces the cops he is no fake. They heed his plea that Jean's life is jeopardized and release him to save her from getting shot by crooks. The police show up; a shoot-out follows, and the psychic proves for the last time, that his unfailing visions are tragically true.