Film: The Corpse Vanishes
Patricia Hunter is following the case of the Vanishing Brides, where dozens of young brides have suddenly been struck dead at the altar and their bodies mysteriously vanish en route to the morgue. The idiotic photographer who accompanies Patricia happens to find the flower given to one bride shortly before she walked down the aisle; it is an orchid that has the effect of putting anyone who inhales its scent into a comatose, death-like state.
Following this lead, Patricia goes to visit a local botanist, Dr. Lorenz (Bela Lugosi
), to see if he can shed any light on the situation. In the process she meets Lorenz's beautiful but hostile wife and his equally sinister house servants (as well as good-guy home town Dr. Foster
) and begins to suspect that Dr. Lorenz may have more to do with the brides' deaths than just a flower...
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