This powerful, disturbing film noir
stars Danton as a schizophrenic mental patient who is forced into out patient status due to hospital overcrowding. Before he gains his freedom, the doctors advise him to avoid stressful situations. Danton boards a bus to a beachside motel and finds that
he likes the area, and the motel owner's daughter, Miller. The two begin a romance, but their happiness is shattered when Miller's father discovers that Danton is a mental patient. Threatening to have Danton recommitted unless he leaves his daughter alone, the motel owner pushes Danton too far.
Danton's mind snaps momentarily and he kills the motel owner. Panic sets in and ...