Robert Siodmark directs this 1940s film noir adapted from Cornell Woolrich's crime novel. Feeling down following another argument with his wife, Scott Henderson (Alan Curtis) heads out to the pub where he becomes acquainted with an equally dejected woman. Scott asks her to accompany him to the theatre and she agrees but mysteriously wishes to keep her name a secret. When he gets home later he discovers that his wife has been strangled to death and that he is the prime suspect in her murder. With his only alibi an unnamed woman that no one seems to know of, Scott's reliable secretary Carol (Ella Raines) searches for proof of his innocence. The cast also includes Franchot Tone, Thomas Gomez and Elisha Cook Jr.