A community of Cajun fishermen living around a remote bayou includes one authentic beauty, Marie (Lita Milan), who wants to better herself but must deal with the unwelcome attentions of storekeeper Ulysses (Timothy Carey). When she meets Martin Davis (Peter Graves), a visiting New York architect, they hit it off at once, but the sinister Ulysses is not inclined to suffer a Yankee rival.
After returning from a brunch in Pacific Palisades, CA on March 14, 2010, Peter Graves collapsed and died of a heart attack at the age of 83. He was four days from his 84th birthday. It was reported that one of his daughters attempted to revive him, but was unsuccessful.