This good western, filled with a cast of old veterans, features Calhoun as a cynical bounty hunter who signs on to do Chaney's dirty work. Chaney wants to ruin a small town's reputation, so the railroad will divert its path to run through his property. Calhoun brings in tough-guy Cabot,
gambler Hoover, and Darnell (in her last screen performance) and her floozies, who set up shop in the local saloon. The townsfolk, led by sheriff Best, try to resist the demoralization of their settlement, but Cabot's men tar and feather the lawman. Calhoun is shocked by this turn of events
(having grown to respect Best) and switches sides to defend the town, leading to a showdown. ...