Gorgeous IRA operative Maria flees the British authorities and finds herself in Mexico, where she meets a stunning woman also named Maria, a singer in a traveling circus. The new friends start a vaudeville act — one that grows exponentially more popular after they incorporate striptease into their routine. When the singer Maria falls for a charismatic Mexican rebel, the girls leave the circus behind and recreate themselves as wild-eyed revolutionaries.
Four women were murdered, each was knifed and, though they had their clothes torn, they weren’t molested. As the famed police inspector Jules Maigret pieces the clues together, he comes to realize that for the elusive man that he suspects to be unmasked, he has to set him a trap.