Hitchhiker Alan Squier, who sees himself as a failed writer, wanders into a roadside diner. The diner is run by Jason Maple, his daughter Gabby, and her grandfather. Duke Mantee, "world famous killer" and his gang appear, and hold everyone hostage. When Gabby is out of the room, Alan signs over an insurance policy on his life to Gabby and asks Duke to shoot him.
|Leslie Howard||Bette Davis|
|Genevieve Tobin||Dick Foran|
|Humphrey Bogart||Joe Sawyer|
|Porter Hall||Charley Grapewin|