When the new head of a mental institution is revealed to be an imposter, he confesses that he may also be responsible for murder. Convinced of his innocence, a psychoanalyst helps to uncover the cause of his amnesia.
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Bergman picks up where Fontaine left off, but as a much more dominant heroine. This movie is about our inability to see the internal (and external) reality, yet through expressionistic techniques, Hitchcock persistently visualizes what appears to be subjective images of the characters. The first kiss scene is absolutely beautiful.