The first half of this two-part film, "Actor's Blood," presents Robinson as an esteemed Shakespearean actor who fiercely guides and protects the career of his actress daughter, Hunt. A temperamental prima donna of great talent and even greater vanity, she loses her friends, her husband,
and her career through savage tantrums and then, gloomily assessing her wrecked career, takes poison. Her father believes she has been driven to her suicide by ruthless coactors and producers, and he makes her death look like a murder, later inviting detectives to a party with notable guests,
telling the cops that one of the guests is the killer. The lights go out momentarily, and p...