After witnessing a mob hit, Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott Gun Crazy) goes on the run, fearing for his life. Inspector Ferris (Robert Keith The Wild One) and Detective Shaw (Frank Jenks Sudden Danger) are suspicious when they interview his uncooperative and seemingly uncaring wife, Eleanor (Ann Sheridan The Glass Key). But when Eleanor is approached by tabloid reporter Danny Leggatt (Dennis O Keefe T-Men) offering to help find her husband, it appears Leggatt is not all he seems! The riveting twists and turns, together with the acerbic wit and charisma of the leading lady, keep this thriller bubbling along as we head for a dramatic final showdown. San Francisco is cleverly used almost as an extra character in this enjoyable, exciting and engaging film, set firmly in the Film Noir genre, with great performances from a strong cast.