A bankrobber, Beery, and his partner, Naish, hide out among a group of Mormon settlers on their way to Utah. On the trail, Beery develops a fatherly affection for a little orphan girl, O'Brien, who makes him realize the errors of his ways. The Mormons look up to the robber, and he becomes
their involuntary leader during an Indian attack. Though Naish would like to grab the Mormons' gold and ride off, he too respects the group and gives up any thought of thievery. Typically corny "good bad man" story helped by good performances from Beery, O'Brien, and Naish.