Strong, silent Cooper is a gunslinging ex-Confederate officer whom we first see in the middle of a sun-baked street facing Wild Bill Hickok (Hadley). He appears to be killed by the frontier marshal, but it's all an act to allow Cooper to later pose as a newly appointed US Marshal in
wide-open Dallas, switching identities with namby-pamby Erickson. In Dallas, Cooper goes after the evil Marlow brothers--Massey, the brains, and Cochran and Murray, the brawn of the gang that runs Dallas. This is also the same terrible trio that burned down Cooper's ancestral home during the Civil
War, he later learns. Adding to these sins, Massey hatches a scheme to steal the vast land...