'The desert's set alight by the flames of bloody rebellion...' Raymond Burr dons a fez in this action-packed romantic adventure, set in Algiers. The French government is intent on exposing the identity of an Arab leader conspiring to attack them. They persuade a French cabaret singer, Yvette (Yvonne De Carlo), who has previously spied for France, to take on the task of cozying up to the Amir (Raymond Burr) in Algiers. She soon learns about his secret conspiracy to start an uprising to control the oil fields. But, her true identity is unmasked. And the Amir is not a forgiving man.