Humphrey Bogart stars as one of five disreputable adventurers who are trying to get uranium out of East Africa. Bogart's associates include pompous fraud Robert Morley, and Peter Lorre as the German-accented "O'Hara", whose wartime record is forever a source of speculation and suspicion.
Hired killers by day... devoted lovers by night! Charley Partanna, a do-it-yourself kind of guy, has been loyal to "The Family" since he can remember. If you need somebody rubbed out he's your eraser, ready to kill at the drop of a dime. The mafia boss's daughter has eyes for Charley, but Charley has just married the sultry hired assassin named Irene Walker.