You're nearing the lunatic fringe
Keep hearing that tune you'll unhinge
But this beast won't expire
Hasn't ceased, though on fire
And to searing's immune--not a singe!
The Beast with Five Fingers ( Robert Florey; 1946): Musicologist Hillary Cummins, (Peter Lorre) is driven mad by the severed hand of a dead pianist, which keeps playing the same composition, over and over. That piece is Brahms' transcription for left hand of the chaconne from Johann Sebastian Bach's Violin Partita in D minor, performed by Warner Bros. pianist Victor Aller.