Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this period thriller, college student James (Andrew Bowen) discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant. He convinces her to have an abortion, and they make arrangements with a "doctor" for the clandestine operation. However, the abortionist proves dangerously incompetent, and James's sweetheart dies in agony. James is distraught, and he meets with Professor Ambrose (Michael York), a man with a shadowy past and a long history of personal misfortune. This adaptation of the Henry James story was produced by low-budget legend Roger Corman.