The estate's steward, Phillip Thorn (Stewart Granger), believes he is Clare's rightful owner, as his father was Adam Fury. However, since documentation proving the marriage between his mother and Adam Fury has never been found, his legitimacy is denied, as is his claim to the property. Unwilling to accept such circumstances, Thorn has become obsessed with finding a way to make Clare his own.
Simon's son, Lawrence, asks Blanche to marry him, and through her acceptance, she becomes mistress of the estate. Though Blanche and Phillip Thorn had gotten off on a bad note, they soon become lovers; with Thorn obsessed with obtaining what he believes to belong to him, and Blanche, ambitious and having no love for her husband, the two put in plan a motion to murder those standing in the way of what they want. Whether their plan is successful or not will play out in the balance of the film.
While not out on DVD, the film is available through Net Flix instant viewing and on YouTube.