John Croydon commits a series of robberies and murders. When caught by the police he tells a fantastic tale: His hands are those of a gangster who died in a jungle plane crash. A witch doctor transplanted them to Croydon, thus condemning him to a life of crime. The police prove him wrong.
Peter Farrell has traveled the world and stole all the secrets behind miracles like the Indian rope trick and such. Putting them together for an US-American road show he is haunted by mystics. Farrell, however, is only hallucinating.