In this Robert E. Sherwood suspense thriller, disenchanted Alan Squier is a man on a journey - perhaps his last - to Arizona's Petrified Forest. On the way, he stops at a roadside diner and befriends Gabby, a young waitress with big dreams. When gangsters led by Duke Mantee show up and take hostages, Alan and Mantee engage in a battle of wit. The stakes? Life and Death. The 1936 movie version featured Humphery Bogart as Duke Mantee in his breakout role.