Garland is a writer who decides to hang out in the Los Angeles slum areas so she can absorb the atmosphere for a book project. She meets Nielsen, a denizen of the area who lives in a beat-up trailer. Garland discovers that the man is also a writer who possesses a number of well-written
manuscripts. She takes the manuscripts to Maross, a literary critic, and tries to promote Nielsen as a great new talent. It turns out that Nielsen was once a great screenwriter who became tired of what success had brought him. He had faked his own death to escape, and when Garland's plans remind
him of the old days he quietly disappears. The story is forced at times, but overall this...