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Hector Cordoba, a bandit who is also a general in Pancho Villa's Mexican revolutionary army, attacks a United States Army fort a short distance over the border. Gen. John Pershing blames Captain Douglas for not alerting the soldiers to the impending attack; he orders Douglas to capture Cordoba and bring him back to the United States for trial. For the mission, Douglas assembles a small commando band, including Andy Rice, Sgt. Jackson Harkness, Peter Andros, and Lieut. Antonio Gutierrez, the Mexican envoy. They depart for Mexico where they are to meet Leonora, a young woman who had been raped by Cordoba and is now willing to lead the commandos to his fortress headquarters. According to their plan, Leonora and Gutierrez are to pose as deserters to gain entry; once inside, Leonora is to seduce Cordoba and allow the commandos to capture him. Instead, Leonora betrays Gutierrez when they meet Cordoba, and Cordoba imprisons the entire commando unit. Douglas escapes from the jail, frees Rice and Gutierrez, and they seize Cordoba. Dynamite and flamethrowers are used to destroy the fortress, and Cordoba is shot by one of his own men as the commandos make their escape.