Set against the backdrop of WW II, this hit-and-miss mystery, told in flashback, begins in Warsaw in 1942 with the murder of a prostitute who doubles as an agent for German intelligence. The prime suspects are three German generals--O'Toole, Pleasence, and Gray. When the investigating
officer, Sharif, becomes too determined in his pursuit of the culprit, he is transferred. Two years later in Paris, another prostitute is killed. Again Sharif is on hand, but when he confronts the psychotic O'Toole (who is clearly the murderer), the general frames his driver, Courtenay, and then
kills Sharif, claiming the latter was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate H...