Smooth British scam artist Edward "Teddy" Bare (Dirk Bogarde) has recently married elderly dowager Monica (Mona Washbourne), whom he plans to use as a steady source of food and shelter until her death, when he stands to inherit her fortune. But when he discovers that she plans to make a will, he drugs her wine and coldbloodly kills her with a faked accident.
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The joke is on him, however, when Monica's attorney Phillip Mortimer (Robert Flemyng), who has always been suspicious of Teddy, informs him that her new will would have left her husband everything, but he is now stuck with just her house, with the bulk of the money going to her sister.
After pausing to con Monica's faithful maid (Kathleen Harrison) out of her meager inheritence, Teddy sets off for the nearest resort, where he immediately commences to woo Mrs. Freda Jeffries (Margaret Lockwood), a brassy young widow with her own fortune made from her marriage and her former career as a saloonkeeper. Luring her back to his manor and convincing her to rent it, he almost immediately seduces her into marriage.
The new Mrs. Bare, however, turns out to be every bit Teddy's intellectual match, and he soon fears that she will never give him a chance to get his hands on her money. So when socialite Charlotte Young (Kay Walsh) arrives, looking for a piece of land to make into a riding academy, the wily schemer decides that maybe he doesn't need Freda after all.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver