An unfaithful wife taunts her husband that she's ditching him for a real man. As the drunken couple argue on the stern of a yacht, the normally-timid husband shoves her overboard to drown. The society party-goers on the boat support his tale that the wife accidentally fell overboard that night, and the police believe the husband too. At first, he's relieved, then gradually guilt takes him over, but friends feel his panicky behavior is grief. The widower blurts the murder to his friends, but his story was so convincing they downplay his confession, not wanting to be involved in an embarrassing murder inquiry. As his internal pressure mounts, the killer desperately seeks a way out.
Did You Know?
and K.T. Stevens
, who played husband and wife Harold and Alice, were actually husband and wife since 1946 until their divorce in 1967 5 years after this production. See more
At about 35:48, right after Paul Sampson's remark about his needing to get used to wearing a leash, he turns to leave. Black tapes are then visible on the carpet for two actors hitting their marks, in the place where he stood. See more