Rancher Phil Lee (Custer) is known for his quick temper and quicker trigger finger. Crook Jeremy Wales (Cordova) tricks old miner Saunders (Carlyle) into signing a large promissory note and Saunders brings his problems to Lee. Lee takes it back to Wales and his sneering son Sam (Montague) and gets the best of them. Then he "rescues" Rose Campbell (Lincoln) from danger, only to find out she was filming a movie scene. The smitten Rose invites Lee out and he learns that she's looking for her long-lost granddad who happens to be Saunders. But Sam Wales isn't done yet and decides to smear Lee's good name.