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Brad Webster, an unemployed American pilot looking for work in Lisbon, becomes involved in a brawl and is jailed. Commarro, a police inspector, forces Webster to take a job in Mozambique as pilot for a Colonel Valdez. En route, Webster becomes friendly with Christina, a girl hired to sing at Valdez' nightclub. Upon arrival in Mozambique, Webster learns that Valdez is dead and that his widow, Ilona, and two men, Da Silva and Henderson, are all rivals for control of the Valdez business. Ilona tells Webster that Valdez had a fortune in Swiss banks known only to her husband's lawyer, who was murdered. Webster learns that the Valdez operation involved the smuggling of narcotics. Christina is kidnaped by an Arab and taken to Zanzibar; Webster rescues her and, with Da Silva along, escapes in his plane, which develops engine trouble and is forced down. While Christina and Webster are away from the plane, Da Silva is stabbed by the dwarf who killed the lawyer and has stowed away on Webster's plane. Webster repairs the plane, and he and Christina return to Mozambique, where he is taken into police custody. Commarro reveals that he has been using Webster as a front to get information on the Valdez operations. Webster then learns that Ilona, with Henderson as an accomplice, is behind the entire intrigue. When she learns the whereabouts of her husband's bank accounts, she prepares to kill Henderson, but he persuades her to flee with him across the border at Victoria Falls. Commarro and Webster pursue them, and Henderson falls to his death. Ilona is arrested and charged with plotting the murders. Webster and Christina leave Mozambique together.