In the turmoil of India after independence, a rebel army under the command of Bourneuf pillages the countryside, moving toward the city of Ghandahar. Pilot-adventurer Ladd, seeing an opportunity to make some fast money, flies a planeload of arms to the threatened city. He tries to sell the
weapons to Boyer, the prime minister of Ghandahar and chief advisor to the Maharajah, but finds Boyer to be a pacifist who thinks he can negotiate with Bourneuf. Ladd casually mentions that Bourneuf might be a more willing buyer for the guns, and Boyer immediately orders them confiscated. Waiting
to see what develops, Ladd meets several members of the old British colonial establi...