A compelling murder mystery that captivated audiences in New York for 69 weeks during its first run. Tony Wendice plans to murder his wife, Margot, to claim her fortune. He thought he had devised the perfect crime, until his hired killer becomes his victim. Undaunted, Tony helps to successfuly frame his wife for the death. Enter an impeccably mannered Scotland Yard inspector who masterfully incovers the truth. In a suspenseful cat and mouse game plotted by Margot and the Inspector, tony is tricked, trapped and finally confesses to the crime.