An accidental accomplice of a bungled hold-up is murdered after confessing to a priest. Although pressed by the police, the priest refuses to reveal the contents of the crook's confession. The real crook isn't so sure that the priest won't crack under pressure and reveal who committed the crimes.
Broke, on the run and traveling with his pregnant wife who is very ill, Jed Warron drives his battered car to a travel camp near the Mexican border. Knowing he's being pursued by the police, he makes a deal with the camp's owner to loan him $200 against the $1000 reward that's been posted. Jed plans on making a run for it, but a meeting with a crook who offers to repair his car in exchange for criminal services rendered makes him reconsider his options.
A pair of gunman break into the house of a young clerk and try to force him to help them rob the bank where he works. When he refuses, they kidnap his wife and force him to cooperate by holding her hostage.