When a corrupt judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland must defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client, Jeff McCullaugh, because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma, especially difficult because the judge admits he is guilty.
Claude Eastman, a composer who has it all; an acclaimed career, oodles of money and a ravishing Italian wife, Daniella. However, his life hits a sour note when he suspects his wife of cheating with handsome nemesis Max Stein. In fact, he's so convinced of her infidelity, he plans to orchestrate a delicious act of revenge.