D.A. Glenn Wagner's wife Sally gives a young drifter a lift into town, but drops him off at the outskirts after he makes a pass at her. He kills the proprietor of a general store, then goes on a rampage at the local dance hall. After his arrest, he comes under suspicion for the murder. Sally is the only one who can place him at the scene at the time the murder was committed, but has her own dark secrets she doesn't want coming to light.
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The "ridiculous plot twists" and the "horde of teeny-boppers" mentioned in the review here were both in the book. They were not added by the scriptwriter or the director. The script is very faithful to the book. See more