John Abbott is a gambler who has had the fortune to marry into a wealthy family. Lately he has been slipping into shady deals, and his bride, Marsha, has had to bail him out a few too many times. Marsha has had enough, and refuses to come through on his latest debt. Working herself up into a frenzy, Marsha collapses.
While John leaves to contemplate his problems, his freeloading brother, Alan, talks with Marsha’s younger sister, Anita. Will he sweep her off her feet, and connect with his own money supply? How will that help, or hurt the relationship[ between John and Marsha? Everybody is suddenly concerned over Marsha’s health. Isn’t she just supposed to be a hypochondriac?
Secrets of a love triangle are revealed. Anita loves John, not Alan, but is John interested in her, or only in playing her to get the $4000 he needs for his gambling debt? Marsha drops dead, and cops are soon on hand to learn the family troubles. All the players have their suspicions, motivees, and opportunities. How will the cops come to the right conclusion? The Whistler knows the secret, and soon, you will too when you listen to the ending.