The undertaker's wife waits; she weaves; she builds. The undertaker practices the Dismal Trade with consummate skill. He transforms the ugliness of death into a thing of dignity and beauty. Victims of every hazard in a raw West, in his hands, become presentable. Now the undertaker is called to disguise the suicide of a famous financier. Only his art can save America's financial markets. His wife's task on this day is secret, an act of understanding and dedication. In the end it is she who, through love, is able to transcend death.