A retired actress lets her housekeeper's two older sisters live with her. She learns too late that the sisters are lunatics, and she's horrified to find out that they are involved in blackmail and murder.
Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem.