The best thing about this sordid melodrama is Roemheld's subtle score; nothing else about the movie is subtle. There are so many story "conveniences" that it's soon unbelievable, as though written by Tennessee Williams but edited by Irwin Allen. Jones is the daughter of Tully, the
manager of a hunting lodge next to a swamp. She meets Heston, the poor scion of a once-rich local family. They fall in love, but when Heston's pleas for financing his new ventures fall on the deaf ears of Malden, a wealthy man who controls the area, Heston decides that a marriage of convenience
might be just the ticket. Heston marries Avery, the rich daughter of Cane. Jones is miffed at b...