Taylor is a pilot and veteran of WW II haunted by memories of the pilots he inadvertently sent to their deaths during that war. He lives as an expatriate in Madrid and is in the midst of divorcing wife Malone despite her desperate attempts to hold their marriage together. He loses all
his money when a horse he bets on throws its jockey, killing him. This, along with wanting to help his financially strapped war buddy, Lord, leads to his agreeing to participate in a currency smuggling scheme masterminded by Gabel. Taylor and sidekick Dalio evade various authorities in a long
chase, but when they discover that their contraband includes narcotics, they turn it all over...