Heartfelt drama starring Humphrey Bogart. Leslie Howard plays Alan Squier, a lonely intellectual in search of meaning. He finds what he's looking for in the form of a woman called Gabrielle (Bette Davis) who he meets in a cafe. But they are both in for a bumpy ride when dangerous gangster Duke Mantee (Bogart) holds up the cafe at gunpoint. Fearing death, the group of hostages take turns telling their tales while Mantee plots to reunite with his gang and his girl.