Larry Delong (Randolph Scott) loses his sister and her son when they're gunned down by the notorious Dan Marady (James Millican) and his band of outlaws during a holdup. Delong takes a job as a stagecoach guard, hoping to run into the bandits and take revenge. Run into them he does, but numbers are on Marady's side, and they shoot up and rob Delong's coach. Delong barely escapes with his life. When he tries to alert the authorities, they implicate him in the crime, and he becomes a fugitive.