The House on Telegraph Hill

September 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm (8 Heads, House on Telegraph Hill) (, , , )

The House on Telegraph Hill – 1951 – United States

While in a German concentration camp during World War 2, a Polish woman named Viktoria befriends a woman named Karin. Karin dies just before the camp is liberated. Viktoria assumes the dead woman’s identity and moves to San Francisco to live with Karin’s wealthy extended family. Since Karin’s family had not seen her in 10 years and barely knew her, Viktoria easily impersonates her. She acts as a mother to Karin’s young son and marries the child’s legal guardian. In a fabulous San Francisco mansion, Viktoria lives an idyllic upper class lifestyle until her paranoid guilt, and a conspiracy of greed and murder by Karin’s relatives, begins to unravel it.

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