Morris Martin is a widower convinced that his wife, Claudine, believed to be dead, is actually alive. Martin confronts his friends, whom he believes are keeping his wife from him, and, one-by-one kills them. Tom Stewart is an ambitious crime reporter investigating the murders surrounding Martin. Stewart finds evidence that connects Martin to the crimes, and in the process finds Claudine alive, but in hiding. Morris pursues Claudine, but when he turns up dead, Stewart is arrested for the crime and realizes he's been a pawn in Claudine's game.