Blending music, murder and Gothic madness, The Climax marks Boris Karloff's long-awaited return to horror films. Dr. Hohner (Karloff), the house physician at Vienna's Royal Theatre, secretly murders his opera star mistress. When new soprano Angela (Susanna Foster) arrives, her identical voice impels Hohner to hypnotize her, making her incapable of singing. The love of a composer (Turhan Bey) rids Angela of the doctor's evil influence, but Hohner - driven to insanity - now plots to silence the girl forever! Filmed in glorious Technicolor, this suspenseful melodrama received an Academy Award nomination for its lavish sets and art direction.