In musty Mouldy Manor, the blue blood of the Wedgewoods is rapidly running thin. In fact, it's unlikely any of the tribe will be alive by sunrise. Nick Sherlock, a private eye, gets a frantic call from lovely Jennifer, held prisoner by the fiendish Dr. Carver because she is the potential heir to a fabulous ruby. In Sherlock's bumbling efforts to save the girl, he narrowly escapes death beneath the winking eyes of Grandfather Wedgewood's portrait!