Robert Newton stars in this 1930s British crime thriller directed by Harold French. Aylmer Franklyn (Newton) is a struggling writer with debt collectors on his trail. When he discovers a dead man partially hidden beneath a tree, Aylmer hatches a plan he believes will help leave his problems behind - by exchanging his clothes with the dead man he will feign his own death and escape his financial obligations. Unfortunately, the dead man whose identity he assumes had some problems of his own and Aylmer quickly finds Scotland Yard on his trail. Can he disentangle himself from the mess before he ends up in even more trouble?