Cast & Crew
On the eve of her wedding to Jeffrey Locke, heiress Diane Whipple is plagued by thoughts of her former beau, Roland Drew. Diane's mother Cary, who had opposed Diane's alliance with the fortune-hunting Drew, tries to reassure Diane that she will be happy with the more stable Jeffrey. Realizing that Diane is still confused, her sister-in-law Sophie, who was married to Diane's late brother, advises her to see Drew one more time to determine her feelings for him. That night, Drew calls Diane and begs her to come to his apartment. After she impulsively agrees, Diane is irritated by Drew's insistent pleas that she marry him, and also suspects that someone else is in the apartment. Diane leaves, and the next morning, assures Cary of her regard for Jeffrey. Their conversation is interrupted, however, when Sophie brings in a newspaper with a headline about Drew's suicide, which occurred late the previous night. Fearing that she drove Drew to take his life, Diane tries to postpone the wedding, but Jeffrey insists that they go ahead with it immediately. As they are leaving the church, they hear the news that Drew's death has been ruled a murder, and Jeffrey admits to Diane that he wanted to marry her in order to protect her, as he suspects that she is the killer. Diane protests her innocence, but Jeffrey convinces her that she must deny being in Drew's apartment, which she does when questioned by police inspector Jacob Waite. Waite forbids Diane and Jeffrey to leave on their honeymoon, but Diane is comforted by the presence of her groom, with whom she is finally falling in love. Jeffrey confesses to Diane that he was in Drew's apartment just after she left, but that Drew was already dead. Although she is uncertain of Jeffrey's innocence, Diane is reassured the next morning when he informs Marcus Pett, the trustee of Diane's fortune, that he intends to support his wife on his own salary, and that she can only use her money for whatever luxuries she desires. Later that afternoon, Marcus is murdered in the Whipple mansion, and Waite is again left with Diane and Jeffrey as suspects. Waite then discovers that Marcus had embezzled $100,000 from Diane's accounts, and that he had recently been in contact with Drew. Soon after, Diane learns that Drew was already married to a woman named Elise, but before she can question Elise, she is shot. Jeffrey, who is also there, tends to Elise, and he and Diane finally realize that each is innocent of the murders. Diane also concludes that someone was trying to push her into marrying Drew, and later that night, Sophie reveals herself as the culprit when she attempts to kill Diane. Sophie confesses that she hates the Whipple family for leaving her penniless after her husband's death, and that she and Marcus conspired with Drew to steal Diane's inheritance. Sophie murdered Drew and Marcus, then shot Elise, when it became clear that Diane preferred Jeffrey. Before Sophie can kill Diane, however, she is shot and killed by Cary. Waite and Jeffrey arrive, and after Waite assures Diane that he will testify on Cary's behalf, Jeffrey and Diane decide to leave the ominous Whipple mansion and find a home of their own.
Walter H. Goetz
Gordon C. Schaefer
John Stransky Jr.
Although Hollywood Reporter production charts include John Eldredge in the cast, his appearance in the completed film has not been confirmed.