Wilford James, who met Sarah Norton on a plane from Jamaica, promises to love and marry her, connives her into investing $10,000, says that it was a total loss, and disappears. Next, calling himself James Jarvis in the first class compartment of another plane, where he meets elderly Mary Caulfield and her spinster companion, Agatha, on their way home from Salzburg. At the airport terminal, Mary tells him that they live at the Golden Angel Hotel, and he claims coincidentally that he will be staying there. He sends a dozen roses to Mary and Agatha each. He charms Mary while tepidly romancing the initially distrustful and reluctant Agatha, and tells them that he has "the deal of five lifetimes", an opportunity to buy stock at $30 and sell it for $50. Before investing, at Agatha's suggestion, Mary sets up a lunch appointment for the following day so that Jarvis can meet her learned attorney, Barton. That night, Jarvis is seen sneaking into the aged Barton's home wearing black leather ...
Lewis Amack (updated by Rms125a@hotmail.com)