Kim Prescott (Anne Baxter) is a South African diamond heiress who, on returning to her remote villa on the Costa Brava after a nervous breakdown due to the tragic death of her racing driver brother in a motor accident, is invaded by a stranger (Richard Todd), insisting that the accident was not so fatal after all and that he is her brother, Ward.
When he refuses to leave, she calls the police. “I identified the body. He is not my brother,” she steadfastly insists to Vargas, the local Commissar of Police (Herbert Lom).
But the stranger produces his passport, a tattoo on the wrist and an intimate knowledge of the family history to prove his identity as Ward Prescott.
As the plot deepens and Kimberley is slowly scared out of her wits, the suspense heightens. The plot has many twists and, at the very last minute, Ward turns out to be not as menacing as he had appeared, nor Kimberley as innocent as we thought . . .
Kimberley “Kim” Prescott