While hiding from a Japanese military offensive on a desolate Pacific Island, a marine sergeant (Mitchum) and his only fellow survivor, an Irish Roman Catholic novitiate on a humanitarian mission (Kerr), search for food, engage in philosophical sparring, avoid sexual tension, and struggle to survive.
*Feature - Wide Screen
*Movie Tone News: ""Tarawa: Marines Toughest Battle!"", ""King and Nimitz View Scenes of Saipan Victory"", ""Japs Raid Saipan"",& ""Photoplay""
*Cross-promotional trailers: 13 Rue Madeleine, The Desert Fox, The Blue Max, The Enemy Below, & Sink the Bismarck"