King falls in love with a gangster's girl friend - and
finds that the arrows of love can lead to death.
(DAVID BUCK) is a man with a mission. He wants
to steal one million franc's worth of emeralds from
Paris' Orly Airport. And he needs the help of gang leader
Jean le Grand in order to carry out the raid. But le
Grand (KIERON MOORE) knows that Olivier would
very much like to steal his girl as well.
why he sets his watch dogs to keep an eye on the girl,
Toki (FELICITY KENDAL), to see just how much
interest she pays in Olivier. Toki knows too much about
the gang. She knows that le Grand plans to turn the
tables on Olivier, for instance, to kill him when he's
stolen the jewels.
that's where Jason King (PETER WYNGARDE) comes
into it. Jason is fighting to complete a new novel on
time, but things are not going well. Taking a break
from typing he sees Toki in a cafe and, always ready
to give a pretty face a second glance, introduces himself.
Gradually, he falls in love with the pretty gamin, and
buys her jewels and perfume, and entertains her at his
flat. Through her , too , he meets Olivier.
Grand is quietly building up a case against the girl.
From the reports he is given, it appears as if King,
Toki and Olivier are in League. Could they be part
of The Syndicate?
realises he is being followed, and knows that there
is trouble in store for Toki. He packs her off to safety
in the South of France and waits for trouble to hit.
le Grand turns his killers loose on Olivier first. They
fix a phoney car crash, and then set out to find - and
kill - the lovely Toki.
Grand intends to kill Jason King himself, though. He
breaks into King's apartment, backed up by the guns
of gang members Jules (OLIVER MacGREEVY) and
Maunice (YURI BORIENKO), and tells King they
are "going for a ride".
tries to trick le Grand and the others, and there is
a fight in which Maurice falls form a window and is
killed. King is eventually overpowered, and le
Grand takes him to a lonely car dump where he plans
to set fire to the car.
somehow King is not worried. Le Grand thinks he's bluffing,
pours from a petrol can, and throws a match. But the
car does not catch light. Then the police arrive. King
has taken his precautions in advance. The petrol can
was filled with water, and the gendarmes have been following
seems that the case is over. Le Grand and his gang are
in prison, and all that remains is a telephone call
Toki is dead. The gang has beaten King at the end. All
that is left is the novel. And a deadline to meet.