Humphrey Bogart stars as an American who gets caught up with a warlord and missionaries in China in the late 1940s. Humphrey Bogart stars as Joe Brody, an American fighter pilot turned adventurer in 1947 China. To escape the wrath of a savage warlord (Lee J. Cobb), he masquerades as a man of God. While hiding out in a remote Catholic mission, Brody finds he is comfortable posing as a priest and restores some order to the feuding villages in the area. However things change when he falls in love with a beautiful nurse, Anne (Gene Tierney) who, though ashamed of her feelings, is drawn to him. When the warlord catches up with him, Bogart must take the most desperate gamble of his life.