|Peter Lorre||Janos 'Johnny' Szabo|
|Evelyn Keyes||Helen Williams|
|Don Beddoe||Lt. James O'Hara|
Hungarian immigrant Janos Szabo is left disfigured after a fire. When his scarred appearance keeps him from finding employment, Janos teams up with thieves Watts and Benson, who value his safe-cracking abilities, and saves his share of every robbery for plastic surgery. Janos meets Helen Williams, a blind woman, and falls in love. He decides to end his criminal career, but the gang suspects he may double-cross them.