In the 1940s in Mexico a minister T. Lawrence Shannon is locked out of his church after one of his sermons has gone wrong. Despite the expectations Shannon is not de-frocked, however, the situation leads to him having a nervous breakdown, and he is institutionalized.
After some time in treatment Shannon gets better. Wanting to do something different he gets a job at a travel agency as a tour guide. During one of his tours Shannon and a group of women arrive at a cheap hotel on the coast of Mexico. The hotel has been managed by two of Shannon's friends. While the personalities within the group begins to clash, a tropical storm is developing outside the hotel. Can these different personalities eventually get along? Or will the conflicts between them develop them into sacrifices of the storm?