The Search for Bridey Murphy is a 1956 drama that explores the gripping, fascinating themes of past lives and reconnecting with former selves. Morey Bernstein (Louis Hayward) is an aspiring hypnotist with a deep interest in the concept of past life regression. After attempting to hypnotize his wife with little success, Bernstein asks his neighbor's wife if she'll volunteer to experience hypnosis. Ruth Simmons (Teresa Wright) proves a fascinating case study. Under hypnosis, Simmons starts relaying detailed messages from a woman named Bridey Murphy who lived in nineteenth century Ireland. Thinking he's discovered a groundbreaking truth about past life regression and even life after death, Bernstein continues hypnotizing Simmons and learning more about the mysterious Bridey Murphy. Soon Bernstein realizes he needs to take his research one step further by verifying whether Bridey Murphy truly existed or not. This gripping tale touches on significant questions about life, death, and how the two connect.