1930s thriller starring Claude Rains as music hall performer Maximus. Along with his wife, Rene (Fay Wray), Maximus tricks his audiences into believing he has psychic powers. When he foresees a terrible accident, however, he realises that his act is maybe more than just pretence after all. Realising their may be a connection between his predictions and the attractive Christine Shawn (Jane Baxter), Maximus forms a friendship with her, sparking trouble in his marriage. The situation gets even worse when Maximus is blamed for causing the accidents he has predicted.