Bankhead is almost inert, Cooper is less than forceful, and Laughton steals the show. Laughton is a submarine commander stationed on the northern coast of Africa. It's peacetime for the British Navy, but there is anything but peace in Laughton's household. He's married to Bankhead and a
more jealous man could not be found in any climate. As the picture begins, Laughton has transferred one of his aides for "negligence," but it's just a ruse. The real reason is Laughton's unfounded suspicion of his wife's infidelity. Bankhead and Laughton argue and she goes into an Arabian town
where the locals are celebrating a Moslem feast day. She is swept along by the huge crowd ...