The ultimate Old West showdown … this time between a man and his wife. Respected hangman William Maledon wants to retire. His spouse Mildred, who enjoys the notoriety of being “the hangman’s wife,” resists. They clash. Maledon is at peace. Mildred is enraged. She takes actions that assure she will remain in the spotlight. High Noon meets Virginia Woolf … and it’s all done to music.