Song and dance man turned tough-guy private detective, Dick Powell makes his directorial debut with this taut, intense thriller. McNally stars as the leader of a gang of escaped convicts holding a group of people hostage in a ghost town in Nevada. The other cons are Kelly and de Kova. The
hostages are Smith, Sterling, Andes, Hunnicutt, Paige and Egan. The hostage situation begins to unravel when it is learned that the ghost town is actually a government nuclear test site upon which a new bomb is about to be dropped. Hunnicutt eventually helps outfox the kidnapers and leads all the
hostages, with the exception of Smith, who tries to flee with Kelly, to an old mine s...