Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
This fairly routine wartime spy drama was scripted by M.H. Gromar, who also wrote the original novel. Set at a pivotal point of World War II (1939 in Poland just before the Germans invade in the late summer), the story of spies and counterspies starts with Adam Iwinski (Henryk Talar) who has just been stripped of his officer's rank. A Polish military tribunal suspects Adam has been collaborating with an enemy agent, but the civilian government turns around and recruits him to go to Gdansk (aka: Danzig) to identify and capture or eliminate the elusive spy known as "Wotan." Wotan works for the German Secret Service but is not German by nationality. Adam sets forth and after a few misadventures realizes that Wotan has links to the very men who stripped him of his officer's rank. As his personal situation goes from dangerous to hopeless, the Germans begin their attack on the city.