Russell is fine as a frustrated stage star who kills her producer, Ames, with a statuette after he tries to stop her production of Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler" and also to prevent her upcoming marriage to another man. Circumstances provide Russell with an airtight alibi, and she seems to
get away with murder. When the police, led by theater-loving detective Greenstreet, surmise that Ames's former lover, Trevor, did the dirty deed, they arrest her and she is convicted of murder. This sends Russell into a deep moral dilemma, but she chooses to keep her mouth shut. Trevor eventually
commits suicide rather than face prison, and Russell is finally driven to confess her c...