Who was the cold-blooded villain who hijacked $5 million in gold from the freighter Quincy, killed the captain and all the crew, then escaped in a small boat? This is the mystery that Johnny Angel (George Raft) intends to solve - for that ship's captain was his father! Angel's only lead is Paulette (Signe Hasso), a French refugee who was aboard the ship, hidden beneath a batch cover at the time of the appalling crime. Paulette claims to have seen the entire ghastly crime - except the murderer's face. With only this much to go on, Angel systematically hunts down the killer and ultimately must confront him, face-to-face.