In Occupied Paris during WW II, Flynn is a thief and murderer about to be guillotined. He rejects the priest saying prayers for his soul and refuses to let the prison barber shave his neck. He is about to lose his head when British planes raid Paris, and the falling bombs hit the prison
and give Flynn a chance to escape. He flees toward Spain, with his old nemesis, Surete inspector Lukas, in hot pursuit. Eventually Lukas recaptures Flynn and the two are on a train returning to Paris when saboteurs blow up the bridge ahead of them. The two are forced to spend some time in a small
village, where Flynn charms local girl Sullivan. The Nazis, searching for the saboteurs...