The Man from Beyond

[Kino print]

1
'Tis said "The greatest work of 
God is man"- but just as
carefully devised to fit our
hopes is man's conception of
a life beyond the grave.

2
This story starts where Dogma
clashes with the promptings
of a higher sense and leads
to something which - because 
it is new - we think is
       mysterious.

3
The mad northward rush of 
ice that comes with the 
Arctic night had caught a 
little vessel unawares and 
crushed her in its fierce
        embrace.

4
   Miles of ice-slacked
wilderness lay between them
and the northernmost igloos
of the Esquimaux ----------
scarcely a fighting chance.

5
The love of life -- that frantic 
urge to live at any cost
-- still drove two drooping
figures -- tragic remnants
of an ill-fated Arctic
expedition -- over
boundless, empty
fields of snow.

6
 Francois Duval,
half-breed soldier
of fortune, whose
hardiness alone has
 carried him on.

7
Dr. Gregory Sinclair,
the leader of the
expedition, sustained
so long only by the
fanatic zeal of the
  true scientist.

8
"This must be the 
 end! I can't go on.
 Oh God, Francois,
    I -- I --"

9
"Your frinds stop to 
 rest, M'sieu, an' we
 leave them back there
 -- froze clean to the 
        bone."

10
That the strong
shall survive, and 
the weaker perish
is Nature's law.

11
Then loomed what seemed 
the fancy of a fevered brain!
A ship! An ancient square-
rigged hulk, phantom-like
on the rim of the frozen
world, the plaything of 
the ever-shifting ice.

12
A gruesome sight ------- this
figure stark and stiff within
its icy tomb -- its features
frozen in a snarl of hate.

13
This ghastly ship --
untouched, unseen by
man through all these
years -- might have
its lockers stored
with food or -- hold
a secret which were
better not revealed.

14
Forgotten are the
pangs of hunger as 
the mystery of the
abandoned relic
grips the mind of
 the scientist.

15
"This vessel was wrecked 
 just one hundred years 
 ago, Francois, and nearly
 one thousand miles from 
 where she lies today."

16
"Hunger make men
 teenk strange way
 sometime, M'sieu."

17
Dogs were very 
useful -- there was
  another way.

18
"Francois, we are
 looking at a man
 who lived one hundred
 years ago. This is
 indeed a marvelous 
    discovery."

19
"I teenk we make
 discovery joost in 
      time."

20
"I try to make fire, 
      M'sieu."

21
"He will probably wake 
 with the very thought 
 that possessed his mind 
 when that blow was 
 struck ---- over a
    century ago."

22
"Get those wet things 
   off his legs."

23
"Wrap this around
      him."

24
"My father, Howard!
 Save him! Save him!"

25
"Felice! Felice!
 What have you 
 done with her?"

26
"He must have loved 
 this 'Felice' and we
 may have brought
 him back to what
 is, for him, an empty
       world."

27
With gentle forbearance
fearing that this Howard
Hillary might not wish
to live, Dr. Sinclair
determines not to disclose
at once the truth.

28
"We are your friends
 -- we will help
 you find 'Felice'."

29
Three long weary months
of groping through the Arctic 
night toward civilization
      and then -

30
A dazed and silent being
-- with no recollection
of the long dead past
-- is brought back to 
the world of men to 
 begin life anew.

31
The home of Prof. Crawford Strange,
brother-in-law of Dr. Sinclair,
where the returning scientist
plans to quietly piece together
Hillary's story before announcing
his discovery to the world.

32
"Dr. Sinclair! This
  is a surprise."

33
"What's going on here
 this afternoon, Wilson?"

34
"Why -- your niece,
 Felice, and Dr. Trent
 are being married."

35
"Your wife is upstairs,
 sir. She was not
 well enough to come
 down to the wedding."

36
"Felice! Felice!"

37
"What is the meaning
 of this? What is 
 this man to you?"

38
"How dare you ask
 me such a thing!"

39
"Please let him go
 -- I am not afraid."

40
"Don't you know me?
 I am Howard, Felice
 -- Howard Hillary."

41
"Howard Hillary? - Why
 -- I don't know you!"

42
"I've notified the 
  police and the
  insane asylum."

43
"Why are you marrying
  this man? Did you 
   think me dead?"

44
"I will not go on
 with this ceremony
 unless you give this
 man full opportunity
     to speak."

45
Felice Strange seems to
have fallen under the spell
of this strange lover
who has sprung from the
unknown with her name
   upon his lips.

46
"-- and how the
 jealous captain tried
 to humiliate me --
 make me ridiculous 
   in your eyes?"

47
"Put that land crab
      below!"

48
"What's the matter 
 here? Mr. Hillary 
   is my guest."

49
Dr. Sinclair decides
not to interfere
in view of his plan
to keep his discovery 
a secret until he
has learned Hillary's
  complete story."

50
"Thank God, I've
  found you."

51
"It's all a mistake.
 I'll look after his 
     release."

52
"But Uncle Gregory
 -- where is father?
 Didn't he come back
     with you?"

53
"Your father? Why --
 he turned back when
 Dr. Trent wired him
  of your illness."

54
"I haven't been ill.
 And daddy has 
 never returned."

55
"Men often choose to 
 drop out of sight 
 for a while -- ---
 usually when some
 amiable member of 
 the opposite sex is
     involved."

56
"If anything has 
 happened to father 
 it was you -- --"

57
"Suppose we finish 
 the ceremony before
 instituting a search?"

58
"We must find father.
 Nothing else matters 
       now."

59
The unexpected return 
of Dr. Sinclair and the
interrupted marriage
place Trent in a 
position that calls 
for more trickery
and immediate action.

60
"What do you know,
 Duval, about this 
 fellow Hillary?
 Where did he come 
      from?"

61
"Dr. Trent lied --
 he said father was 
 very ill up north
 and wanted me --
 I could not go alone
 -- so I consented
   to marry him"

62
With the belief
that Francois Duval's
friendship may prove
   valuable -

63
"I guess you haven't
 seen much of the
 gay side of life
 lately. Would you
 like to look around
  a bit tonight?"

64
"I was thinking of
 Mr. Hillary - -- of 
 his wonderful courage
 and how he could help
 us -- if it were not
 for his mental condition."

65
"It's all right, old 
 man. Your friends
 will be here shortly."

66
"He's a tough customer.
 They're going to roll 
 him in sheets and 
 turn the water on him."

67
        An unexplainable 
         influence draws
           Felice to the 
     mysterious stranger
- telling her that he is
mad, yet wanting to hear 
  more of his story.

68
"We're putting him through 
 a little treatment they
 had back in the dark ages.
 The authorities wouldn't 
 stand for this stuff
       today."

69
"- he can't get
 far and when he
 is caught we'll
  notify you."

70
Marie Le Grande, whose
judgment and activity
have figured in other
successful "enterprises," and 
to whom Dr. Trent turns
in emergency cases as a
court of last resort.

       .....NITA NALDI

71
"Be sure madam's
 guest wants for 
    nothing."

72
"What's the idea
 -- why did you 
 bring this man here?"

73
"As I phoned you, he
 returned with Hillary.
 Find out what happened 
 up there - where this
 fellow Hillary came
       from."

74
Adjoining the Strange 
home lived Dr. Trent
-- alone -- away
from all inquisitive 
      minds.

75
The cellar in which 
Dr. Trent keeps the 
animals used for his 
scientific experiments.

76
As the hours swept 
by the disappearance 
of Prof. Strange grew
   in mystery.

77
"I went to the asylum
 and you were gone."

78
"- as soon as I made 
 myself presentable I
 hurried to you ----"

79
"What was the name 
 of this girl you 
      loved?"

80
"Her name was - and
 still is, thanks to my
 opportune arrival
 today - Felice Norcross."

81
"When did you see 
 her last -- do you 
  know the date?"

82
"In the fall of 1820
 -- it doesn't seem 
 so long, but it must 
 be almost a year ago."

83
Then came the crushing 
realization that while time
had stood still for him, it
had swept away everyone near
and dear -- that the girl
   before him was a total
         stranger.

84
"Uncle says you are 
 from the great beyond,
   of which we know
 very little, and that
 yours is the strangest 
   case on record."

85
"I had counted on 
 your help in searching
 for my father who
 has disappeared so
   mysteriously."

86
The same voice -- the
same appeal from the
beyond rang in his 
ears, vibrating his soul,
taking him back --

87
"My father, Howard!
 Save him! Save him!"

88
"'Tis strange that
 always in my dreams
 you were asking me 
 to save your father
 from danger - but some
 power held me fast."

89
"An instinct, too subtle
 to explain tells me
 that we are not 
 strangers. Don't you feel
  that too, Felice?"

90
"If I am the girl you 
  say I am and you 
  love me, you must 
  find my father."

91
 "I do love you --
 and I will find your
      father."

92
"Do you believe 
 that she -- or any-
 one who had died
 -- could ever come
 back to earth again?"

93
"That is the theory 
 of reincarnation -- a
 soul that passes out
 before it has gained
 its heart's desire feels
 the earth-call and 
 must come back and 
 work out its destiny."

94
The laboratory where
Trent has arranged
to materialize his
     plans.

95
"Are you sure every-
 thing is arranged?"

96
"Leave it to me."

97
"I have news of 
 Prof. Strange. I am
 here at the laboratory."

98
"I phoned them --
 they will be here
   any minute."

99
"These gentlemen
 are from police
  headquarters."

100
"I have good reason 
 to believe that Prof.
 Strange has been
     murdered."

101
"The story of Prof.
 Strange turning back 
 is a lie. He went
 -- and was murdered
 in cold blood by
 that man -- Hillary!"

102
"His word's as good 
 as yours -- you've got 
 to have proof when 
 you talk about murder-
      ing a man."

103
"Was there a Prof. 
 Strange on this 
  expedition?"

104
"What became of him?"

105
"We in the far North
 -- not enough to eat
 for all -- Prof. Strange
   sick -- Hillary
     keel him."

106
"You lie, Francois.
 Prof. Strange was 
   not with us."

107
"You say you took 
 some things from 
 the body -- where 
     are they?"

108
"Yes, these things 
 belonged to my father."

109
"You are charged
 with murdering Prof.
 Strange -- what
 have you to say?"

110
"Murder! -- Why, I
 don't know this
 Prof. Strange --
 I never saw him."

111
"I am sorry but
 my duty forces
 me to place you
 under arrest."

112
"I don't know what
 this means -- there
 is a conspiracy here
 and you will find
 you are wrong in 
  arresting me."

113
"Before it's too 
 late, Francois, tell
    the truth."

114
"I lie when I say 
 he keel somewan."

115
"These things I got 
 from woman Le Grande."

117
"I thought he was
     lying."

118
"Come in, Juliette."

119
"What do you mean
 by entering my
     room?"

120
"Dr. Sinclair 'phoned
 that you might help
 Hillary. Come -- I'll
 take you to him."

121
"Tony -- for God's 
 sake -- help me!"

122
"It looks like a 
 pocket torn from
     a shirt."

123
"Crawford Strange!"

124
The missing man. Prof. 
Crawford Strange, Felice's 
father, who has been held 
a chained, secret prisoner
for one year by Dr. Trent.

125
"After days -- weeks
 -- months of torture,
 a thought came to
 my mind and I --"

126
"Dr. Trent was here
 half an hour ago 
   and said --"

127
"You must sign over 
 to me all of your 
 property that can
 be converted into
 cash immediately."

128
"There is nothing 
 left. I have given
 you everything."

129
"Then I'll get Felice's
 share. I'll take her to
 the laboratory, drug her,
 and force her into a
 marriage ceremony."

130
"For God's sake, 
 Trent, don't do that."

131
"Go, follow Trent!
 Even now it may 
  be too late."

132
"Hillary clings tenaciously
 to his theory that
 he and Felice loved 
 each other in a former
 life -- only a rank 
 materialist like me
 would remain skeptical."

133
"Our personal beliefs are 
 of no importance. The
 great teachers of the
 earth - Zoroaster down to
 Moses and Christ - those
 who have made civilization
 possible - have taught the
 immortality and progression
 of the soul -- -- --
   reincarnation."

138
"Don't you ever feel
 that our love is 
 too wonderful a
 thing to end - -
 that it must have
 been before and
 will be again ?"

139
"Yes -- even as you 
 speak, it is as if
 a small voice were
 whispering, 'it is true
 -- you must believe'."

THE
END

The Man from Beyond

[Grapevine print]

1
The mad northward rush of 
ice that comes with the 
Arctic night had caught a 
little vessel unawares and 
crushed her in its fierce
        embrace.

2
   Miles of ice-slacked
wilderness lay between them
and the northernmost igloos
of the Esquimaux ----------
scarcely a fighting chance.

3
The love of life -- that frantic 
urge to live at any cost
-- still drove two drooping
figures -- tragic remnants
of an ill-fated Arctic
expedition -- over
boundless, empty
fields of snow.

4
Francois Duval,
half-breed soldier
of fortune, whose
hardiness alone has
 carried him on.

5
Dr. Gregory Sinclair,
the leader of the
expedition, sustained
so long only by the
fanatic zeal of the
  true scientist.

6
"This must be the 
 end! I can't go on.
 Oh God, Francois,
    I -- I --"

7
"Your frinds stop to 
 rest, M'sieu, an' we
 leave them back there
 -- froze clean to the 
         bone."

8
That the strong
shall survive, and 
the weaker perish
is Nature's law.

9
Then loomed what seemed 
the fancy of a fevered brain!
A ship! An ancient square-
rigged hulk, phantom-like
on the rim of the frozen
world, the plaything of 
the ever-shifting ice.

10
A gruesome sight ------- this
figure stark and stiff within
its icy tomb -- its features
frozen in a snarl of hate.

11
This ghastly ship --
untouched, unseen by
man through all these
years -- might have
its lockers stored
with food or -- hold
a secret which were
better not revealed.

12
Forgotten are the
pangs of hunger as 
the mystery of the
abandoned relic
grips the mind of
 the scientist.

13
"This vessel was wrecked 
 just one hundred years 
 ago, Francois, and nearly
 one thousand miles from 
 where she lies today."

14
"Hunger make men
 teenk strange way
 sometime, M'sieu."

15
Dogs were very 
useful -- there was
  another way.

16
"Francois, we are
 looking at a man
 who lived one hundred
 years ago. This is
 indeed a marvelous 
    discovery."

17
"I teenk we make
 discovery joost in 
      time."

18
"I try to make fire, 
      M'sieu."

19
"He will probably wake 
 with the very thought 
 that possessed his mind 
 when that blow was 
 struck ---- over a
   century ago."

20
"Get those wet things 
   off his legs."

21
"Wrap this around
      him."

22
"My father, Howard!
 Save him! Save him!"

23
"Felice! Felice!
 What have you 
 done with her?"

24
"He must have loved 
 this 'Felice' and we
 may have brought
 him back to what
 is, for him, an empty
      world."

25
With gentle forbearance
fearing that this Howard
Hillary might not wish
to live, Dr. Sinclair
determines not to disclose
at once the truth.

26
"We are your friends
 -- we will help
 you find 'Felice'."

27
A dazed and silent being
-- with no recollection
of the long dead past
-- is brought back to 
the world of men to 
 begin life anew.

28
The home of Prof. Crawford Strange,
brother-in-law of Dr. Sinclair,
where the returning scientist
plans to quietly piece together
Hillary's story before announcing
his discovery to the world.

29
"Dr. Sinclair! This
 is a surprise."

30
"What's going on here
 this afternoon, Wilson?"

31
"Why -- your niece,
 Felice, and Dr. Trent
 are being married."

32
"Felice! Felice!"

33
"What is the meaning
 of this? What is 
 this man to you?"

34
"How dare you ask
 me such a thing!"

35
"Please let him go
 -- I am not afraid."

36
"Don't you know me?
 I am Howard, Felice
 -- Howard Hillary."

37
"Howard Hillary? - Why
 -- I don't know you!"

38
"I've notified the 
  police and the
  insane asylum."

39
"Why are you marrying
  this man? Did you 
   think me dead?"

40
 "Don't you remember 
 the voyage -- the days
   of our courtship?"

41
"Your move,
 daughter."

42
"I've made my
 move, father."

43
"I will not go on
 with this ceremony
 unless you give this
 man full opportunity
     to speak."

44
Felice Strange seems to
have fallen under the spell
of this strange lover
who has sprung from the
unknown with her name
   upon his lips.

45
"-- and how the
 jealous captain tried
 to humiliate me --
 make me ridiculous 
   in your eyes?"

46
"Put that land crab
      below!"

47
"What's the matter 
 here? Mr. Hillary 
   is my guest."

48
Dr. Sinclair decides
not to interfere
in view of his plan
to keep his discovery 
a secret until he
has learned Hillary's
  complete story."

49
"Thank God, I've
  found you."

50
"It's all a mistake.
 I'll look after his 
      release."

51
"But Uncle Gregory
 -- where is father?
 Didn't he come back
     with you?"

52
"Your father? Why --
 he turned back when
 Dr. Trent wired him
 of your illness."

53
"I haven't been ill.
   And daddy has 
  never returned."

54
"Men often choose to 
 drop out of sight 
 for a while -- ---
 usually when some
 amiable member of 
 the opposite sex is
     involved."

55
"If anything has 
 happened to father 
 it was you ----"

56
"Suppose we finish 
 the ceremony before
 instituting a search?"

57
"We must find father.
 Nothing else matters 
        now."

58
The unexpected return 
of Dr. Sinclair and the
interrupted marriage
place Trent in a 
position that calls 
for more trickery
and immediate action.

59
"What do you know,
 Duval, about this 
 fellow Hillary?
 Where did he come 
      from?"

60
"Dr. Trent lied --
 he said father was 
 very ill up north
 and wanted me --
 I could not go alone
 -- so I consented
   to marry him"

61
With the belief
that Francois Duval's
friendship may prove
   valuable --

62
"I guess you haven't
 seen much of the
 gay side of life
 lately. Would you
 like to look around
  a bit tonight?"

63
"I was thinking of
 Mr. Hillary - -- of 
 his wonderful courage
 and how he could help
 us -- if it were not
 for his mental condition."

64
"It's all right, old 
 man. Your friends
 will be here shortly."

65
"He's a tough customer.
 They're going to roll 
 him in sheets and 
 turn the water on him."

66
"We're putting him through 
 a little treatment they
 had back in the dark ages.
 The authorities wouldn't 
 stand for this stuff
        today."

67
"-- he can't get
 far and when he
 is caught we'll
  notify you."

68
Wine, woman
 and song.

69
Marie Le Grande, whose
judgment and activity
have figured in other
successful "enterprises," and 
to whom Dr. Trent turns
in emergency cases as a
court of last resort."

       .....NITA NALDI

70
"Be sure madam's
 guest wants for 
    nothing."

71
"What's the idea
 -- why did you 
 bring this man here?"

71
"As I phoned you, he
 returned with Hillary.
 Find out what happened 
 up there - where this
 fellow Hillary came
       from."

72
"Don't forget to have 
 Monsieur Duval tell you
 of his interesting
    experiences."

73
"I'll ask him to 
 tell me everything."

74
"You great, strong men 
 of the north fascinate 
 me, M'sieu Duval, but
 you are far too modest
 about the brave things 
    you have done."

75
Adjoining the Strange 
home lived Dr. Trent
-- alone -- away
from all inquisitive 
      minds.

76
The cellar in which 
Dr. Trent keeps the 
animals used for his 
scientific experiments.

77
As the hours swept 
by the disappearance 
of Prof. Strange grew
   in mystery.

78
"I went to the asylum
 and you were gone."

79
"-- as soon as I made 
 myself presentable I
 hurried to you ----"

80
"What was the name 
 of this girl you 
     loved?"

81
"Her name was - and
 still is, thanks to my
 opportune arrival
 today - Felice Norcross."

82
"When did you see 
 her last -- do you 
  know the date?"

83
"In the fall of 1820
 -- it doesn't seem 
 so long, but it must 
 be almost a year ago."

84
"Nineteen twenty-two."

85
Then came the crushing 
realization that while time
had stood still for him, it
had swept away everyone near
and dear -- that the girl
   before him was a total
         stranger.

86
"Uncle says you are 
 from the great beyond,
   of which we know
 very little, and that
 yours is the strangest 
   case on record."

87
"I had counted on 
 your help in searching
 for my father who
 has disappeared so
   mysteriously."

88
The same voice -- the
same appeal from the
beyond rang in his 
ears, vibrating his soul,
taking him back --

89
"My father, Howard!
 Save him! Save him!"

90
"'Tis strange that
 always in my dreams
 you were asking me 
 to save your father
 from danger - but some
 power held me fast."

91
"An instinct, too subtle
 to explain tells me
 that we are not 
 strangers. Don't you feel
 that too, Felice?"

92
"If I am the girl you 
  say I am and you 
  love me, you must 
  find my father."

93
 "I do love you --
and I will find your
     father."

94
"Uncle Gregory, have
 you ever heard of 
 anyone named --
 Felice Norcross?"

95
"Why -- yes, your
 great-grandmother's
 maiden name was 
 Norcross -- she had a 
 sister Felice, who 
 was lost at sea."

96
"Do you believe 
 that she -- or any-
 one who had died
 -- could ever come
 back to earth again?"

97
"That is the theory 
 of reincarnation -- a
 soul that passes out
 before it has gained
 its heart's desire feels
 the earth-call and 
 must come back and 
 work out its destiny."

98
The laboratory where
Trent has arranged
to materialize his
     plans.

99
"Are you sure every-
 thing is arranged?"

100
"Leave it to me."

101
"I have news of 
 Prof. Strange. I am
 here at the laboratory."

102
"I phoned them --
 they will be here
   any minute."

103
"These gentlemen
 are from police
  headquarters."

104
"I have good reason 
 to believe that Prof.
 Strange has been
     murdered."

105
"The story of Prof.
 Strange turning back 
 is a lie. He went
 -- and was murdered
 in cold blood by
 that man -- Hillary!"

106
"This man knows 
 Prof. Strange was 
  not with us."

107
"His word's as good 
 as yours -- you've got 
 to have proof when 
 you talk about murder-
      ing a man."

108
"Was there a Prof. 
 Strange on this 
  expedition?"

109
"What became of him?"

110
"We in the far North
 -- not enough to eat
 for all -- Prof. Strange
   sick -- Hillary
     keel him."

111
"You lie, Francois.
 Prof. Strange was 
   not with us."

112
"You say you took 
 some things from 
 the body -- where 
    are they?"

113
"Yes, these things 
 belonged to my father."

114
"You are charged
 with murdering Prof.
 Strange -- what
 have you to say?"

115
"Murder! -- Why, I
 don't know this
 Prof. Strange --
 I never saw him."

116
"I am sorry but
 my duty forces
 me to place you
 under arrest."

117
"I don't know what
 this means -- there
 is a conspiracy here
 and you will find
 you are wrong in 
  arresting me."

118
"Before it's too 
 late, Francois, tell
    the truth."

119
"I lie when I say 
 he keel somewan."

120
"These things I got 
 from woman Le Grande."

121
"I thought he was
     lying."

122
"Come in, Juliette."

123
"What do you mean
 by entering my
     room?"

124
"Dr. Sinclair 'phoned
 that you might help
 Hillary. Come -- I'll
 take you to him."

125
"Tony -- for God's 
 sake -- help me!"

126
"It looks like a 
 pocket torn from
     a shirt."

127
"Crawford Strange!"

128
The missing man. Prof. 
Crawford Strange, Felice's 
father, who has been held 
a chained, secret prisoner
for one year by Dr. Trent.

129
"After days -- weeks
 -- months of torture,
 a thought came to
 my mind and I --"

130
"Dr. Trent was here
 half an hour ago 
   and said --"

131
"You must sign over 
 to me all of your 
 property that can
 be converted into
 cash immediately."

132
"There is nothing 
 left. I have given
 you everything."

133
"Then I'll get Felice's
 share. I'll take her to
 the laboratory, drug her,
 and force her into a
 marriage ceremony."

134
"For God's sake, 
 Trent, don't do that."

135
"Go, follow Trent!
 Even now it may 
  be too late."

136
"Hillary clings tenaciously
 to his theory that
 he and Felice loved 
 each other in a former
 life -- only a rank 
 materialist like me
 would remain skeptical."

137
"Our personal beliefs are 
 of no importance. The
 great teachers of the
 earth - Zoroaster down to
 Moses and Christ - those
 who have made civilization
 possible - have taught the
 immortality and progression
 of the soul -- -- --
   reincarnation."

138
"Don't you ever feel
that our love is 
too wonderful a
thing to end -- --
that it must have
been before and
will be again ?"

139
"Yes -- even as you 
speak, it is as if
a small voice were
whispering, 'it is true
-- you must believe'."

THE
END


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