Run-of-the-mill whodunit starring Ford as a newspaperman invited to spend the weekend at the estate of eccentric old spinster Padden during a family reunion. At the stroke of midnight, the assembled family loses a member, and the bodies begin piling up soon after. Eventually the motive is
revealed to be a stash of $3 million in cash hidden somewhere in the house by Padden. Fed up with the killings, Padden decides to end the mystery by burning the house down. The two killers reveal themselves, and Padden hands them the cash, which is worthless Confederate money.