June Elvidge is legally married to Douglas Redmond Jr., but no one in her small town believes this. Thanks to a jealous rival, a rumor is spread that Elvidge is living in sin with her husband. She'd like to prove the validity of their union, but all court records have been conveniently lost. Elvidge is on the verge of having her child taken from her when the story takes a wholly unexpected twist. Appearance of Evil was one of the last features produced by the World Film Organization, which collapsed after executive Lewis J. Selznick withdrew in favor of independent production.
~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide