Newly Restored! Eric Portman plays a contemporary artist obsessed with the past. He surrounds himself with Renaissance artwork, infatuated with the notion that he and his lover (Edana Romney) are reincarnations of the lovers in a centuries-old painting. Portman’s delusions have deadly consequences. One of the most unusual British films of the 1940's, incorporating aspects of gothic horror, film noir, melodrama, fantasy, romance and thriller. It was heavily influenced by Cocteau's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, as well as David Lean's BRIEF ENCOUNTER.