The beautiful Tierney betrays her lovely countenance by playing one of the most evil creatures ever to slink across the screen. She meets and falls desperately in love with Wilde, an author who resembles her father. Tierney is pathologically possessive of Wilde, jealous of any and all who
might share his affections. The two settle down in a rustic spot called "Back of the Moon," but Tierney intends to have Wilde all to herself. She dismisses the local handyman and then drowns his crippled half-brother Hickman. Tierney becomes pregnant but cannot bear having a child in her life--it
which might divert some of Wilde's love from her--so she goes to the head of a stairc...