Tension builds as a bunch of small-time losers gather for a jewel heist. "Doc" Riedenschneider has returned from prison with a plan for the million dollar theft. Financing is handled by Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer. Also running with Doc are driver Gus Missini and Dix Handley. Although the robbery goes off as planned, the thieves soon have a falling-out.