High adventure in the low jungles of New Guinea (much of the film was actually shot in Florida). Payne is the muscular, seafaring master of a good-sized ship working in the South Seas. Tucker and Lowery have a good use for that ship and arrange to have Payne framed so they can get the
vessel. They want to use it to transport a shipment of gold aboard a plane, for which they have arranged a crash-landing in some shallow waters. The plane has a passenger, the curvaceous Fleming, who is rapidly becoming an alcoholic due to her bitterness over her husband's death in the war. Payne
joins forces with Mowbray and Abbott, two funny con men, to find the gold, his boat, and ...