A successful dancer and loving wife is nearly raped by her father-in-law. Her husband refuses to believe her, saying that his father is incapable of such actions, for he is a leading member of the Texas legal community. The two men decide that she is lying and that she needs psychiatric help and so put her on prescription drugs. This causes her to react badly and she ends up in a mental institution, where her whole life starts to deteriorate badly. After seeing his wife suffer, he realises that he could have been wrong and that his father could easily have tried to rape her.