William Sherwood, a recovering alcoholic, is flabbergasted when he sees his wife, Ruth, who supposedly died in a plane crash one year before, exiting a hotel. He doesn't have the chance to speak to her before she hops into a cab but her date, Vince Kabat, arranges for her to phone him. William enters the hotel where he goes to the bar and starts drinking again until his AA sponsor, Harry Niles, arrives. When she calls, she claims she is Lynne Bowman but her call simply reinforces Sherwood's belief that it's his wife as he recognizes her voice. She calls again, asking William to meet her at a bar but, when she doesn't show, he starts drinking. When he leaves, he finds her dead in a car outside. When Lynne Bowman is found dead later, her sister, Maggie Malecki, identifies her as Ruth. The Medical Examiner determines that the woman was murdered and William Sherwood is arrested. Determining how and why Ruth Sherwood faked her death and lived a new life under an assumed identity is key to ...
Did You Know?
If you think you recognize the bartender at the hotel restaurant, it may be because he's played by Billy Halop
, famous in the late 1930s and early 1940s as one of The Dead End Kids in a series of Warner Brothers' B movies. See more
Excuse me, mister, but could you lend a hand to a guy who's down on his luck? Just the price of a sandwich, sir. I haven't eaten since yesterday.