This was Heston's first film after Hal Wallis saw him on TV and signed him to a contract. Heston leads a group of con men who fleece businessman Don DeFore in a rigged poker game. DeFore loses money that isn't his and pays for his guilt by hanging himself. His psychotic brother, Mazurki,
begins to hound the four gamblers, intent on killing them for what they did to DeFore. Heston's girl friend is Lizabeth Scott, in one of her better roles, as a night club singer. Heston doesn't have any idea who the killer is, so he goes to Los Angeles to visit DeFore's widow and get some sort of
line on Mazurki, who is rapidly knocking off Heston's compatriots, ably played by Ed B...