This is an offbeat gothic drama with elements of mystery, that would be nothing more than a muddle if not for the compelling presence of Tracy and Hepburn. Tracy, a war correspondent, is assigned to write the life story of Robert V. Forrest (never seen), an American patriot who has died in
an accident, driving his car through an open bridge. The widow, Hepburn, has shut herself up in a great house, becoming a recluse, yet Tracy is able to penetrate her mourning state and gets her to talk about her hero husband. She agrees to help Tracy reconstruct her husband's life. Tracy begins to
feel that all is not right when he overhears Hepburn carrying on a conversation wit...