A young boy, Ridgeway, witnesses a murder at his father's hunting lodge, but no one believes him. The killer, Chaplin, claims the murder was a hunting accident, and his explanation satisfies deputy sheriff Stevenson and Ridgeway's father, Stevens. However, Chaplin gets nervous and tries to
kill the only witness to his crime. The young boy is saved by his dog, Buck, after a climactic chase in the mountains. Heavily melodramatic, this film moves at a snail-like pace.