The stunning scenery of Franco's Spain is only eclipsed by the beauty of Brigitte Bardot in this sensual, evocative film noir drama. Ursula (Brigitte Bardot), leaves the convent where she has been educated, to live with her uncle, Count Ribera and her aunt Florentine (Alida Valli). On her arrival she becomes embroiled in a huge drama. Local boy Lamberto (Stephen Boyd) has accused The Count of causing the death of his sister. The two men fight a duel, Lamberto is injured but the Count's honour is saved. Ursula nurses Lamberto back to health and the two fall in love. Ursula discovers that Lamberto and her aunt were lovers. When the Count discovers this the two men fight again, but this time Lamberto kills the Count. Ursula and Lamberto go on the run, pursued by the police.