Ronald Neame directs this tense 1950s drama about a marriage on the rocks. The brittle marriage of Alec Windom (Peter Finch) and his wife Lee (Mary Ure) is on the verge of breakdown. With Alec working in a remote Asian village as a doctor and Lee back home in England, the strain cannot continue. So Lee decides she will move to be with her estranged husband, hoping to re-kindle their affections. However, on arrival, Lee realises that both their lives are in danger as local rubber plantation workers and the authorities are clashing on an increasingly violent scale. The predicament the Windom's find themselves in may serve to strengthen their marriage, but will they survive the escalating conflict?