The timid second wife of Maxim de Winter must compete with the sinister presence of his late first wife. At his manor, Manderley, Rebecca continues to dominate the lives of those who live in the large home.
The life of John Forbes, an insurance company executive, becomes more exciting when he encounters Mona Stevens. Her jailed boyfriend robbed a business insured by the Forbes' company. When he goes to see Mona to collect the stolen loot, he falls hard for the femme fatale.