A South Pacific island's dormant volcano unexpectedly erupts in fury. Among those imperiled by the Carl Foreman/Stirling Silliphant script are wildcat oil driller Paul Newman, hotel baron William Holden and Jacqueline Bisset, a PR executive who must choose between them. Which familiar faces will survive when there's no such thing as safe ground? Watch - and watch out-for yourself. As the lava flows, so also flows rare and rousing screen excitement!