Carla Adrian is watching home movies with neighbor Mark Cushing who is in a wheelchair after an accident. After the movie, Cushing makes a pass at Carla ripping her blouse causing her to leave. Later that evening Cushing's neighbor Sam Burris awakens his wife Betsy telling her he heard a shot. They then hear a scream causing Betsy to get up and look at the Cushing house with binoculars. She sees broken glass followed by Belle Adrian, Carla's mother, walking inside the house. Sam calls the sheriff who finds Cushing murdered and Carla's car parked nearby. Due to rain that night, footsteps are found connecting the Cushing house with the car, the Adrian house, and the Burris house. Perry on vacation in a nearby cabin receives an early visit from Belle asking for help in keeping her daughter's name out of the commotion surrounding the case. However, Perry soon finds himself having to defend Belle from the charge of murdering Cushing based on evidence the Sheriff found at the Adrian house ... Written by
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[Mark, in a wheelchair with a cast on his leg
Well, that's what I get for showing off, Carla.
Hm, you looked good while it lasted, Mark. All the girls were watching.
Hm, never mind that. All I know is, I goofed. And I'm not sure they picked up all the pieces.