Accused of murdering her wealthy, blind husband, Alida Valli (in her US film debut) engages top barrister Peck to defend her. While spending a great deal of time with his client, Peck, who is married to Todd, finds himself falling for Valli. Just prior to the trial, Peck learns that Valli
and her stableman, Jourdan (also making his US film debut), had been having an affair. The case is being heard by judge Laughton, who doesn't much like Peck, probably because Laughton had once come on to Todd and was rebuffed. Valli refuses to have Jourdan mentioned in the case; nevertheless, Peck
calls the stableman to the stand, grilling him in an attempt to show that it was Jou...