Not one of director Sturges' better efforts, this science fiction thriller has Maharis as a former government agent called in to investigate the mysterious murder of a scientist as well as the disappearance of several flasks of a killer virus. His findings uncover millionaire Basehart as
the culprit, who also posed as the head assistant in the original experiments. Basehart's reason for stealing the germs and threatening to spread a plague upon L.A. is his protest against US involvement in germ warfare. After Basehart has let loose a dose of his virus on a small Flordia community,
wiping it out, Maharis tracks him down just before L.A. is exposed to the bug. An exc...