A downbeat Middle East drama set in the milieu where Bogart had his greatest triumph in CASABLANCA. This time he's far less complex and sympathetic and he doesn't have Bergman as the object of his affection. It's 1925 in Syria, where Stevens heads a rebel Syrian force battling against the
French occupying Damascus and environs. Bogart is a black marketeer from the US who makes his living running guns to Stevens and his troops. This activity makes Bogart a target for Cobb, the chief of the French Intelligence Corps who knows that if Stevens can't get arms, he can't continue the
rebellion. Cobb sends his aide, Guardino, to nab the local gun runners, including Bogart,...