Synopsis: This Universal production was ripped from 1934 headlines that announced a young chemist, Dr. Robert E. Cornish, had brought life to the dead by scientific means. "I will have the formula that will start the blood circulating again, and with it breath, and with it life!" says scientist Dr. Arnold Kendrick (Onslow Stevens). Outcast by his medical colleagues, the doctor struggles to maintain his scientific vision of serving humanity while his life becomes unraveled. On the brink of insanity after his wife's death, his miraculous experiment is about to change the world.