What Happened to Bobby Earl?
Bobby Earl is the pride of his working-class family when he is the first to go to college. He is recruited into a popular fraternity where Tom, a charming classmate, befriends him. Tom falls for a wealthy older woman, Chelsea, who finds jobs for both boys at her business. After graduation Tom and Chelsea, who has seduced the boys with her luxurious lifestyle, try to get Bobby to burn down Chelsea's store for the insurance money. Bobby returns home with a guilty conscience and confesses to his mother, who convinces him to turn himself in to the police. Just as he is beginning to turn his life around, he mysteriously disappears while awaiting sentencing. Based on a true story.