Synopsis by Karl Williams
This suspenseful drama from Mexican director Gilberto Gazcon stars Glenn Ford as Reuben, a doctor who has accepted a job at a construction site south of the border following the death of his wife during childbirth. Devastated by grief, the widower is also drowning his sorrows in booze. Then a man comes stumbling out of the desert, dying from rabies, and Reuben is bitten by the same rabid dog. After delivering a baby for Pancho (David Reynoso), Reuben takes off on a mad dash across the desert to find medical aid before the rabies kills him in 2-3 days. Accompanied by the grateful Pancho and the beautiful prostitute Perla (Stella Stevens), Reuben suddenly finds himself fighting to live as time runs out.
inheritance, alcoholism, America, business, childbirth, construction, death, desert, doctor/nurse, dog, employment, help, hospital, medical, medical-treatment, Mexico, mountains, prostitute/prostitution, rabies, race-against-time, time, toddlers, wife