Meg (Allene Roberts) lives with her adoptive parents, Pete (Edward G. Robinson) and Ellen Morgan (Judith Anderson). When Nath (Lon McCallister), a classmate of Meg's, comes to help on their farm, Pete repeatedly tells Meg and Nath to stay out of the surrounding woods. Out of curiosity, they disobey, and Pete is irate, subsequently hiring Teller (Rory Calhoun) to guard the woods. As Pete's rage devolves into madness, the kids start to discover the dark secrets that are buried in the nearby land.
Director: Delmer Daves
Producer: Sol Lesser
Cast: Edward Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Allene Roberts, Julie London, Rory Calhoun, Ona Munson, Harry Shannon, Arthur Space, Walter Sande and Pat Flaherty