An installment of the Mystery Playhouse, and introduced by Peter Lorre.
A respected plantation owner, Jeff Hammond, is found murdered and now his trusted employee Robert is in the limelight with the cops. Was it self defense? There might be a chance to get off the hook, if only his wife can verify his story. In flashback we learn that Jeff tried to come on to Robert’s wife. In a heated moment to defend herself, gunshots ring out as she empties the pistol into the man. The police inspectors think the story is a little too simple. Can they tear it apart to find a deeper truth to the matter?
Clues include a letter that might blow apart the whole alibi and murder motive. Will an emotional appeal help the investigation? What about a bribe?
In the meantime before the trial, Leslie is held in jail. Though the prosecution seems certain, Robert still tries to sway witnesses with bribes. What does the letter say? Can it be intercepted? Though she gets off the charges, secrets play a reversal as the truth about an affair are exposed. Turmoil explodes as new tensions arise. Though Leslie is set free, will she remain a prisoner of her own guilt and memories?