A play based on a famous English case of a man being executed wrongfully on circumstantial evidence. Harry Baker and Alice Charlton meet at the preparations for a barn dance. He takes her home in his auto and this is the beginning of their love affair. At the dance each girl brings a necktie to match her apron. The boys choose their partners by drawing ties, which are wrapped. Clarence Morton, a rival to Harry, marks the wrapper of Alice's tie and gets her for a partner. Harry learns of this later and he and Clarence fight it out outside. A biting frost comes on and the dancers leave to protect the orange trees with smudge pots. Clarence comes across some smudge pots belonging to Jeff Robey, a neighbor of Harry, and starts to take them to his own grove. Robey comes along and accuses Clarence of theft. They quarrel and Clarence is accidentally killed by a pruning knife. Robey flees. Harry finds Clarence there; drops his own pruning knife and runs for help. He is arrested and tried for ... Written by
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