Different version of man in love with one girl and marrying another for her money, as Eric marries California Emmie so that he can run off with Stella after making sure his wife's wealth becomes his own. Stella's death and Eric's spotlight position as suspect el changes everything. Eric is forced to fight unscrupulous detective Judd to prove his dubious innocences, Emmie stands by him and through a trick they share the killer. Eric realizes he has inadvertently secured a wife of real worth, and that he has no need to be a heel. A toughie whose idea outstrips the telling.