Twenty-three year old Fran Celane is furious with her uncle Edward Norton who controls her fortune until her twenty-fifth birthday due to an absolute trust her father created. After another stormy fight with her uncle Fran storms out of the house and drives to Perry's office where she barges in to see him. After explaining what she wants, Perry agrees to check out the situation. He has Paul Drake investigate everyone related to Norton. Perry and Paul soon determine she has a boyfriend named Rod Gleason. Perry visits Rod where he reveals he believes Rod and Fran are already married and expecting a baby. Later, that evening Norton has a meeting with his lawyer Arthur Crinston as Rod comes to the house to visit Fran. At about the same time the police receive a call from Norton saying he wishes to report a crime and then that he is being threatened by his niece. As Norton's secretary Donald Graves leaves with Crinston and the man driving him, he says he sees Rod kill Norton through a ... Written by
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Brian Hutton, who plays accused killer Rod Gleason, later became the director of such major Hollywood films as "Where Eagles Dare" and "High Road to China." See more
A scene set outside the Norton mansion late at night was obviously shot during the daytime. See more
It's time you learned I will not change my mind.
I've learned more than that. You're a mean, selfish man, trying to make me and everyone in this house as miserable as you are.