Three strangers, three incredibly dangerous people drawn together by their greed. Each ready to kill for the riches of ...Kwan Yin. Jean Negulesco was truly hitting his stride with his classic run of film noirs when he crafted this stylish thriller in which three strangers find their destinies entwined with a mysterious, foreign idol, "The Masters of Mystery," Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, play two of the strangers, while Geraldine Fitzgerald proves more than a match for the two screen greats as the third. According to a legend, if three strangers gather before the fables idol of Kwan Yin and make a common wish, the wish shall be granted. Spurned spouse Crystal Shackleford (Fitzgerald) has the idol and enlists a sleazy solicitor (Greenstreet) and a drunken thief (Lorre) in her plans for riches and revenge. But the two strangers have dreams of their own that collide with hers when the idol's powers prove to be real.
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