Hollywood great Robert Mitchum is Dr. Lucas Marsh, a student doctor blinded by unrelenting ambition.
Having married an affluent older woman (Olivia de Havilland) in order to pay his medical school bills, the doctor finds himself indifferent towards his wife and passionate only about his work.
Marsh climbs his way to the top, systematically exploiting others to further his career.
Will this medical man redeem himself, when the fate of his best friend lies in his hands?
The star studded supporting cast includes Oscar winning actors Frank Sinatra, Broderick Crawford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin.
“Glossy tribute to the medical profession contains excellent performances by all.” – Leonard Maltin