Scott is a lawman who moves from town to town in the Colorado Territory, ridding each of its outlaws. His dedication to his job causes his wife, Lansbury, to leave him. She will not come back to him until he has hung up his guns for good. He is determined to clean up Medicine Bend--a town
run by Anderson and Emery, who don't want to see the territory become a state. They hire gunman Pate to take care of Scott, but Scott's gun is faster. With his mission completed, Scott does put his guns down and gets back together with his wife. A well-written western, in which Scott's character
is more complex than the usual western hero.