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Shirley Warde in The Devil Commands

The Devil Commands

1941 NR

A dedicated though slightly addled scientist (Boris Karloff) studies brain waves. After his wife dies in a car accident, a machine he's invented picks up her brain waves from beyond the grave, and he becomes obsessed with trying to communicate with her. It's a road to perdition that leads, of course, to grave robbing in order to provide his link to the world of the deceased.