A retired Kansas City police
captain Timothy Foster, is embittered by his meager pension. He blackmails
three felons, Boyd Kane, Tony Romano, Pete Harris, into helping him in an
armored car robbery. Everyone wears masks so no one knows the other's
identity. After the robbery the gang makes their escape in a florist van.
The real driver of the van, Joe Rolfe an ex-con, is arrested and
questioned. Rolfe is released for lack of evidence and enraged sets out to
find the real crooks and clear his name. He kills one of the gang members
trying to obtain information and assumes his identity. Rolfe meets
Foster's daughter, Helen, and finds out Foster is going to turn the trio
into the cops for the insurance company reward and to embarass the police.
A gun battle and all the crooks are killed including Foster. When the cops
arrive to protect Helen he credits Foster with helping him find the
robbers and clears his name.
Also Known as:
Il quatro uomo - Italian
Le quatrieme homme - French title
El cuatro hombre - Spanish title
The Secret Four - UK title