An American smuggler, Guy Van Stratten (Robert Arden) is released form an Italian prison shortly after hearing the death bed revelation of another man about mysterious billionaire Gregory Arkadin (Orson Welles). Van Stratten takes on an investigation into Arkadin’s past who claims that he has amnesia about his life prior to 1927. Guys’ search for clues about Arkadin’s past leads him through Europe and interviews with many unusual people who add clues to his search. However the people Guy talks with start to die mysteriously. Is Van Stratten the next target and why are these people dying and who is behind the deaths?