Johnny, a professional gambler becomes the right hand of Ballin, the owner of an illegal casino in Buenos Aires. This post becomes stressful, when Ballin marries Gilda, the ex-friend of Johnny. She is having affairs with others, and Johnny has to do a lot that Ballin doesn't get informed about. Due to some other illegal things Ballin does, he has to leave Argentina in a way that he seems to be dead for everybody. After this Johnny marries Gilda, but not because he loves her, but because he wants to punish her for not being faithful to Ballin. But things are not going the way Johnny has planned.