In a small Southern town Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. On the surface Rhoda is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces. She is loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda's mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda's schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.
For mature audiences only