All Corporal Jericho Jackson (Paul Robeson) wants to do is fight for his country but on his way to the battlefields of Europe, he accidentally kills a man; he is sentenced to the firing squad. But Jericho will not obey this unjust verdict. Making his escape, he flees to Africa and finds a new life leading a desert tribe, defending them against violent brigands. However, Jericho`s past is pursuing him: a former friend has vowed revenge and is catching up fast... Paul Robeson was the first African-American movie star and Jericho was one of his greatest films. Blending the songs and the action his fans had come to expect, it shows this amazing talent at the height of his powers.