Captured by the Japanese in Burma during World War II, British infantrymen Private Mike Brodie (Reed De Rouen) and Corporal George Adams (Bryan Coleman) refuse to talk and have their right hands cut off, but to save his own skin, their officer Captain Roberts (Derek Bond), turns traitor.
Years afterwards, Charlie Taplow (Harold Scott), a one-handed drunk found clutching £500, is murdered before Scotland Yard detectives Munyard (Ronald Leigh-Hunt) and Pollitt (Ray Cooney) can question him.
Then wealthy surgeon Simon Crawshaw (Garard Green) commits suicide, and later Mike Brodie, now an embittered alcoholic, gets knifed, but manages to tell his brother, Noel (Reginald Hearne), that Roberts stabbed him.
Simon’s cousin, Roger, is actually Roberts, and he tries to dispose of Noel and Adams. Finally, Roberts, who had been hounded by Mike, comes to a sticky end on a railway track, where a train severs his hand!
The picture tells a tall story but fails to maintain interest and never fully makes sense. Derek Bond is miscast as Roberts alias Roger Crawshaw, but Ronald Leigh Hunt impresses as Munyard. The rest just get by.
Captain Roberts/Roger Crawshaw
Private Mike Brodie
Reed De Rouen
Sergeant David Pollitt
Corporal George Adams
David Blake Kelly