Aspiring actress, Kate McGovern, played here by the multi-talented, Oscar-winning actress, Mary Steenburgen, believes her professional star is finally on the upswing when she is picked to replace another actress for a role. Little does she realize how much her particular look has to do with her selection by one Mr. Murray, AKA the producer.
Cut to a creepy middle of nowhere parlor (shades of both Ellery Queen and Agatha Christie in the decor and setting) where Mr. Murray, herein played by Roddy McDowell, morphs into an equally creepy butler cum house-boy, offset only by the wheelchair-bound charms of one Doctor Lewis, picture-perfect to the Freudian follicles, also played by Jan Rubes. Nothing is what it seems. But one thing becomes crystal clear, as mid-winter winds howl and help proves inaccessible. Ms. McGovern will definitely have to play the role of her life if she wishes to save her own.