It is 1947, and Bogart is a soldier of fortune, a one-time American fighter pilot who has crashed in China and thrown in his lot with warlord Cobb, living in the mountains with the bandits and taking a Eurasian girl, Porter, as his mistress. Bogart is uncomfortable in his role of adviser
and captain of Cobb's ragtag army. When one of Cobb's men kills a priest, Bogart decides to escape, knowing that Cobb has given orders to shoot all deserters. He takes on the priest's identity, making his way to a village where missionaries Marshall and Moorehead take him in. He is attracted to
stunning mission nurse Tierney but can do nothing about it and is even forced to perform...