A thief trying to rob a reclusive scientist finds him in a room with two doors. The scientist tells him if he leaves through the wrong door he will be trapped in a shadow world of strange creatures so the criminal decides to wait until someone else enters by one of the doors so that he knows which one leads back to the ordinary world.
There were many great artists in the ninteenth century, but...
Hans Lubnik; Bertha
An untalented painter gains success when a gypsy gives him magic paints, but he becomes obsessed with beauty and abandons his lover. The gypsy casts another spell, making his former love seem beautiful to him.