A young actress arrives in Hollywood to become a star. After many disappointments, she meets an older, alcoholic actor who takes her under his wing and they fall in love. She will have to choose between pursuing her dream and looking after him.
In Algiers, the thief Pepe le Moko hides from police in the maze-like Casbah. He is soon a target not only for a policeman and an inspector, but also jealous thief Regis. Pepe meets the beautiful American Gaby and becomes obsessed with her. Regis’ plan to bring Pepe into the open fails, until Pep...
Four rogues are stranded in Italy awaiting the repair of their steamer when they meet an ordinary couple. The six of them head for Africa with the goal of gaining wealth through the buying of (supposedly) uranium-rich land. Other travellers join them with similar intentions.
Police lieutenant Diamond (Cornel Wilde) is ordered to stop investigating gangster boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte) because of lack of results. Unwilling to let it go, Diamond changes strategy in his hunt for evidence by going after Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell (Jean Wallace).