In Kenya, Peter (Rock Hudson), the son of a white settler, forms a tight friendship with Kimani (Sidney Poitier), a Kenyan worker. After Kimani’s father is imprisoned for enforcing a controversial tribal tradition, Kimani realizes his place is among the Mau Mau, a group that is organizing a revolt. Under the leadership of the Mau Mau chief (Juano Hernandez), the Mau Mau attack Peter’s brother-in-law Jeff (Robert Beatty) with tragic results, inspiring Peter to take action. When the two finally come face to face again, peace is hard to establish.
The program Juano Hernandez, an Afro-Latino Actor in Hollywood features five films with this Puerto Rican who became the first Afro-Latino actor to work in Hollywood.