Paula talks her boyfriend, Stephen, into robbing the bank that he manages, then kills Stephen and takes the all of the stolen cash. She then confesses the killing to Mike and begs him to run away with her, claiming she murdered Stephen in a fit of passion while drunk. Mike considers her offer until he learns that his close friend Jeff gets accused of the killing -- and that Paula intends to pin the robbery that Stephen committed on his friend.
Film critic Dennis Schwartz liked the film and wrote, "Janis Craig gives a very sexy and dangerous performance, which plays off very well against Glenn Ford's very earnest one of the good guys who can't get a lucky break. Even when he finds someone he could love she turns out to be poison, someone who was about to poison his coffee until she was reassured that he does not know something incriminating about her role in the crime. It was an entertaining B-film that ably caught how an honest but [a] desperate man reacts after hooking up with a falsehearted woman. The good performances overcame the cheap production values and slight story.