Before Arthur Crook, champion of the accused, appears there is a solid build-up of the evidence against Stephen Tate. In the disappearance of his methodical wife, Emily. Neighbors, and a few friends in the English village are anti-Tate; the constabulary is not friendly; Tate is no help. But Crook, called in by Tate's real love, moves fast, ruthlessly, and nabs the killer, aided by a nerveless chemist. Coo!