Based on Harold Robbins' dexterously salacious bestselling novel, a young woman, Danny (Joey Heatherton) has murdered a man, who was the latest lover of her mother (Susan Hayward). Danny's father, Luke Miller (Mike Connors) describes the events that led to the tragedy. Bette Davis plays Danny's domineering grandmother and Jane Greer plays her sympathetic probation officer. The stellar cast also includes DeForest Kelley (Star Trek), George Macready (Gilda), Anne Seymour and Anthony Caruso. Directed by Edward Dmytryk (The Young Lions), Screenplay by John Michael Hayes (Peyton Place) and Costumes by legendary designer Edith Head.