Hayward stars in this minor Lang effort as a writer who lives with his wife, Wyatt, in a decaying mansion on the banks of a putrid river. While attempting to seduce his housemaid, Hayward accidentally kills her. Desperate, he convinces his crippled brother Bowman to help him get rid of the
body, and together they dump the corpse in the river. The tide, however, washes the body ashore and after an investigation, Bowman is blamed for the murder. Hayward panics and tries to pile the evidence against his brother, but Bowman threatens to tell the truth unless Hayward helps him.
Meanwhile, Wyatt has figured out what actually happened and joins Bowman against Hayward. See...