One man stood in the way of the happiness of Kirk Douglas and lovely Dana Warren. That man was Ricardo Sanchez, her husband and dancing partner, who refused to give her a divorce. Otherwise life was pleasant for Kirk -- until someone banked $100,000 in his name and a strange girl was killed in his apartment.
Lieutenant Max Gold of Homicide tried to crack the case fast with Kirk as his chief suspect, but ran into trouble after Candy Livingston, queen of the smart-set, made a play for Kirk and the killer struck again -- this time in the Club Caliente, where Dana and Ricardo danced. A suave, sophisticated Manhattan melodrama told against the backdrop of cafe society.