At the end of World War II, demobilized soldiers Ted Peters (Richard Attenborough) and Dave Robinson (Bill Owen) return home to Britain where Ted becomes a taxi driver and Dave gets involved with the mob. Enjoying his lifestyle and the easy money, Dave offers to recruit his pal Ted who works hard for his money. Ted refuses and Dave gets in a spat with his mob boss over money. Mob henchman Paul Baker (Barry K. Barnes) shoots Dave. Dave then takes cover in Ted's taxi while Ted is having lunch. Eventually, Ted discovers his pal's lifeless body inside the cab. Scotland Yard starts an investigation, considering Dave's underworld affiliations. Complications ensue as mob boss Gregory (Barry Jones) believes that somehow taxi driver Ted knows the circumstances of his friend Dave's violent death. Also stars Sheila Sim. Also with Dirk Bogarde and Diana Dors in uncredited roles.