Escapist entertainment set in colonial California features Montalban as an undercover agent for the Republic of Mexico who is out to spoil a plot by Roland to create a separate Republic of California. Montalban disguises himself as one of a gang of pirates, led by Tobias, out to sack Los
Angeles for Roland's cause. This is just a ploy to enable Montalban to get the information he needs. While disguised as a pirate, he is forced to wed Roland's daughter, Charisse. Postcard-like photography and lavish costuming and sets are a plus in this adventure, which lacks story development but
has plenty of well-paced action to make up for it. Performances are good.