Eddie Roback (Dane Clark) is a wanted man. As the dragnet closes in around him, he knows that the difference between freedom and prison, perhaps even between life and death comes down to just a few short hours and the loyalty of ex-lover Denise Vernon (Simone Signoret). Now she must choose between her new life and the happiness it promises or helping a man who has never brought her anything but pain. Several battles of wits unfold at once, drawing the viewer in, even nature raises its hand as a crippling fog slows Roback's easy escape to Belgium. All of the players are drawn together for a final confrontation that is every bit as violent as anything seen in American crime films of the period. Shot entirely on location.