In this film you are shown the working of a mysterious Black Hand Society. Pietro, wishing to join it, is given the task of delivering a pig containing a bomb to a wealthy butcher. The bomb is fixed to explode at noon that day. Carrying the pig and the bomb, Pietro loses his nerve and leaves the pig in care of his wife. He goes out again and his uneasy conscience influences his actions so much that he gets into trouble with the police. When they are through with him he lands in a hospital, but as the clock nears the midday hour the thought of the bomb at home sends him scurrying from the hospital, with patients, nurses and orderlies in pursuit. He reaches home breathless, to find that Mrs. Pietro has cooked the pig and that the bomb was merely a test to prove his loyalty to the tenets of the society.
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