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Louis Halliburton, an American living in the Philippines, frantic with guilt over the kidnaping of his young son, Leslie, is convinced by his Filipina wife, Christine, to enlist the aid of a former FBI agent who was once her fiancé. Jay, the kidnaper, a disgruntled American drifter, sends Halliburton from one end of Manila to the other in hopes of safely collecting his ransom, while Christine and the detective follow behind. Working with his Filipina girl friend, Jay instructs Halliburton to leave the ransom money at the railroad station. Jay then tricks his girl friend by taking the money for himself and leaving her a dummy parcel to pick up. She discovers Jay's deception and tries to stop him, but Jay runs her down in his car and flees to a warehouse, shooting and wounding the pursuing Halliburton. The police eventually corner Jay, and he falls to his death. At the same time, his dying girl friend informs Christine that her son is safe.