Stymied in her marriage to her wealthy but boorish husband Fred Oesterreich, sultry and seductive Dolly Oesterreich keeps her young "love slave," Otto Sanhuber, hidden away in her attic for years. But when Otto shoots Fred dead, Dolly tries to pass it off as a robbery gone awry, a claim that doesn't sit well with Chief Detective Herman Cline, who tenaciously pursues the case. Dolly moves to Los Angeles, where she uses her ill-gotten insurance money to live the high life among the Hollywood fast set At one of her parties, Dolly meets Herman Shapiro, a prominent Los Angeles defense attorney, who is quickly smitten with the seductive newcomer. After a torrid affair, Herman proposes to Dolly, who ecstatically accepts. All along, Dolly keeps Otto a slave and a closely-kept secret in her life. But Dolly's seductive wiles may ultimately backfire on her, as the jealous Otto realizes that he would rather face the full penalty of the law than one more day of her manipulation and betrayal.