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After discovering that the ship he is aboard is carrying contraband cargo, American radio operator Steve Kendall jumps overboard to avoid the guns of the secret police. Believing that Steve is in league with the revolutionaries attempting to overthrow the government, the police are bent on eliminating him. Steve swims ashore, where he meets Nedra, an agent of the revolutionaries. Nedra feels sorry for the innocent radio operator and decides to help him, but her organization, fearing complications, orders his death. Desperate, Nedra turns to Tio, an American who hides Steve in the bowels of his dance hall. Nedra then convinces the captain of the ship Falcon to take Steve out of the country, but before he can escape, the secret police raid Tio's on a tip from Nedra's comrade. Nedra, Steve, Tio and his sidekick Studs narrowly escape in a boat and speed to the Falcon , where the secret police await them. Chased by the militia, they make another getaway to a local police station, where Tio commandeers the radio and transmits an S.O.S. to his friends, who agree to send a seaplane to the rescue. Disguised as soldiers, the foursome flee the building and meet the plane. After a brief gunfight with the police, they reach safety across the Central American border. As Tio, Studs and Steve prepare to return to the United States, Nedra bids them farewell, then returns to join her fellow revolutionaries in the struggle for their country.