Actress Adriana Roman (Lana Turner) announces her retirement from the stage to marry wealthy Charles Winthrop (Daniel O’Herlihy).
Winthrop’s daughter, Lisa (Karin Mossberg), vows to a friend that she intends to move out of the family mansion as soon as her new stepmother moves in.
When Charles dies, Lisa attempts to drive her stepmother mad by putting LSD in her nightly sedative thus clearing the way to inherit the fortune left by her father.
A sad coda to the great Lana Turner’s career, three years after her last glamorous Ross Hunter/Universal production, Madame X.
Co-stars George Chakiris, Richard Egan and Dan O’Herlihy – all well past their prime – lend this demented melodrama a camp attraction. But its sheer ineptitude combined with Turner’s ravaged looks and (to be kind) uncertain performance make it hard to watch, let alone take seriously.
Perhaps the best way to enjoy this apology for a film is to imbibe almost as much alcohol while viewing as the cast appeared to have done before performing.