Drama about a beautiful young would-be star of stage and screen haunted by a chequered past. Carlita is a young woman with big dreams involving Broadway and footlights. Her past, however, involves being wrongly in the frame for a nightclub murder. She didn't do it but her drug-dealing boyfriend was definitely involved. To avoid certain imprisonment in the ensuing hoo-ha Carlita has, it transpires, changed her identity to escape the weight of the law. Now, years later, with Carlita now a successful entertainer, a tenacious detective reopens the case and threatens to detonate her dreams.