Rather than exploring one of human history's darkest passages from the
perspective of its victims, this Holocaust-themed drama focuses on the era's
more fortunate. An industrialist (Landau) is ready to sign away his fortune to
the Nazis in exchange for his family's freedom, but complications arise when two
Jewish servants—a seemingly "perfect Aryan couple"—are discovered. The story
loses its grip and momentum during the laboriously realized denouement, which
follows the hired help's struggle to escape to Switzerland amid overwrought
action sequences propelled by a shrieking violin-driven soundtrack.