This top-notch thriller provides some brilliantly theatrical acting by Harding and Rathbone, who parry and thrust in a game of deadly wits. Carol Howard (Harding) is a sweet, unsuspecting lady of beauty and refinement who wins a lottery while on a European vacation. A short time later, she
encounters the suave and charming Gerald Lovell (Rathbone) who walks her to the altar. Gerald uses some of Carol's money to buy a luxurious home in the country, and all seems blissful until he quite casually asks Carol to sign a document, claiming it is a mortgage transfer. The document, if
signed, would turn over her entire fortune to her husband. It's cat and mouse time.