The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956) - youtube full movie After being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. Several hypnotic sessions explore the life and death of Murphy, a 19th Century Irish lady who lived in Cork and Belfast from 1798 to 1864. The Doctor then attempts to verify if Bridey Murphy really existed. About the Author Morey Bernstein was a Colorado businessman who pursued an amateur interest in hypnotism all the way back to 19th-century Ireland as he coaxed a young mother into recounting a previous life as a woman named Bridey Murphy. His book, The Quest for Bridey Murphy, was published in 1956, re-issued in 1965, and was eventually published in 30 languages in 34 countries. Bernstein died in 1999.