Edna Grover (Vincent) convinces her older husband Sam (Ford) to fake his own death so they can collect on the life insurance. He hides in another city under an assumed name while she identifies a burned body found after a hotel fire as her husband. Edna collects the money but she has been having an affair for some time and double-crosses her husband. The whole situation rouses the suspicions of the Sam’s son from a previous marriage who hires a private investigator to look into it. Unfortunately the PI is crooked and Edna pays him to stay silent. In the end, when Sam finds out about Edna’s secret lover (Roberts), he is so distraught that he commits suicide.