Waking up in a strange house, gambler Eddie Vallance finds himself the reluctant guest of one Walter "Daddy" Burns, who is described by a servant as "one of the five richest men in the world". Burns turns out to be a compulsive gambler who kidnaps promising opponents and has them brought to his home for sport. Burns' claim that he is the best poker player in the world is met with scepticism by Vallance, but when he finds that he is a prisoner in the house he has no choice but to accept his host's challenge. A series of games ensue, which are to culminate in a poker match the following evening; but Vallance quickly realises that Burns' obsession with gambling masks a psychopathic need to win at any cost. When one of the house staff warns Vallance that he must escape before it's too late, Eddie must use all of his cunning to outwit his opponent before the fateful card match arrives.
WRITTEN BY: Brian Clemens
DIRECTED BY: Don Leaver
PRODUCED BY: John Cooper
MAIN CAST: Edd Byrnes (Eddie Vallance), James Berwick ("Daddy" Burns), Ingrid Pitt (Ilse), Trevor Baxter (Winters), George Innes (Zac), Frank Coda (Pursell)