O'Brian plays a man sharing a jail cell with crazed psychopath Evans after being caught robbing a bank to bail himself out of financial trouble. Stupidly, he tells Evans that he stashed the money and only his partner knows the location. Soon after, Evans is released and goes on a brutal
rampage to get the money. Shocking brutality is depicted as Evans does everything from feeding ground glass to an unfortunate victim to forcing the miscarriage of a pregnant woman. The authorities allow O'Brian to escape so that he can track down the savage Evans, which he does. The big showdown
ends in a barroom from which Evans does not exit. Loosely based on the Ben Hecht-Charles...