When a bookkeeper for an antique dealer discovers that his employer, Homolka, is an escaped convict from Devil's Island and a former jewel thief's fence, the bookkeeper indulges in blackmail. Fearing that exposure would ruin the career of his concert violinist daughter and unable to pay

the exorbitant ransom, Homolka kills the clerk. When he comes under suspicion by Scotland Yard, Homolka saves his daughter from scandal by committing suicide. Interesting melodrama rich with character, thanks to the excellent performance by Homolka and a uniformly fine British cast.