Soft for Digging's gimmick is that -- for the most part -- it's a silent film. The story, as it is, follows a hermit-like old man who witnesses a murder, runs away from the killer, calls the police, discovers there's no body buried where he saw it happen, and goes on a personal hunt to find the killer. The only explanations for any of this occur on camera sans dialogue and through title cards that periodically interrupt the action and divide it into "chapters."
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