A group has gathered outside a court house, where a police officer fends off their questions. The accused leaves the court and climbs into a car with his wife.
The title 'All for a Ruby' appears. The woman swims in a pool before sitting with the man by the water while he reads the newspaper. A headline reads 'Jury clears Snider at jewel theft trial'. A Butler pours the couple drinks at the table, before the telephone rings. A Mr. Williams is on the other end of the line. 'You had a close shave by all accounts,' he says, before inviting him over to talk about a scheme he might be interested in. They plot to steal from an old lady. He opens a safe, hidden behind a painting, bringing out a ruby ring, worth a hundred grand. 'You gotta lift that little gem... then I sell it.' 'It's a deal,' replies Snider, but the robbery goes wrong. A voice is heard; 'You have been found guilty of theft... I sentence you to three years imprisonment.' Williams arrives at Snider's residence, where he gives the ring to Snyders' wife, whom he is secretly having an affair.