Fast-moving action-adventure film features Patrick as a mild clerk who has been ogling a famous diamond for 15 years, then decides to steal it (this character and motivation is similar to Alec Guinness' in THE LAVENDER HILL MOB). He commits a murder in order to rob the gem, then is soon
seen as a dapper, dashing man-about-town in various European cities. Palance has been privately hired to track down the diamond and, within minutes, a corps of different folks is after the jewel, including Ekberg, who falsely claims that the diamond belongs to her family. Kelly and Colleano, two
hoodlums, also give chase. The rest of the film is a chase that flies between New York, ...