Alan Ladd plays artist John Hamilton
The film tells the story of John Hamilton (Ladd) who's retreated to Stoneville, Connecticut, in the New England countryside, to pursue a career as an artist, but his wife Linda (Carolyn Jones) wants to go back to New York. She is observed as being both drunk and a little strange by the town-folk.
Then his alcoholic and psychologically disturbed wife disappears one day. When she does John is suspected of killing his wife.
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