Synopsis by Hal Erickson
L'Or du Cristobal is based on the novel by A. T. Sersteven. Albert Prejean plays the first mate of the French freighter Cristobal when he's suspected of carrying on with Dita Parlo, the wife of the ship's captain. Once on dry land, Prejean is informed by cabaret dancer Conchita Montenegro that the Cristobal carries a priceless secret cargo of gold. In concert with corrupt police official Charles Vanel, Prejean plots to divest the freighter of its wealth, but the two conspirators eventually fall out thanks to the treacherous Montenegro. Director Jacques Becker also contributed to the screenplay of L'Or du Cristobal without credit.