Henry Hutton is a man with three women in love with him, and all are different. Henry was a prosperous businessman, and in his chauffeur driven car we find him with his young, trophy girlfriend. Would the cute friend of his wife go as far as to kill Mrs Hutton so she could be with Henry? At his country cottage Henry drops in on another woman, also a friend of his wife Emilie. The old maid, Janet, seems comfortable in her role as the other woman in Henry’s second life. At home, the sickly Emilie has needs that cramp the active life of a busy, world travelling executive like Henry. Is she as sick as she makes out to be?
The ladies all know each other, and the mild mannered Janet has tea with Emilie, who is grateful for her company. Henry pops in and the crucial moment lays possible blame at the feet at any of our players when Emilie takes a permanent nap. Was it a poisoned cup of tea or coffee? Maybe tainted medicine that killed, rather than cure? Henry seems to have had cold feet, and when the doctor and young Anna find the body, both seem genuinely surprised at Emilie’s death. Which one could it have been?
The family doctor initially diagnosed heart failure, and Henry has to make a decision. Who will he break it off with, and who will he choose to be with? Will people begin to talk at marrying Dorothy so soon after the death of Emilie? The law takes a second look at the cause of death, and when arsenic is found, Henry is on the hot seat.
Will the court find Henry innocent? Newspapers have a field day with the high profile crime, but if more convincing evidence isn’t forthcoming, Henry may spend his final days on death row. It was Henry, wasn’t it?