Fair western with Scott as an outlaw who assumes the identity of the detective who captures him when the lawman is accidentally killed. Once free, he comes to the town of Lanyard, where Kelley is a rich rancher fencing off land for planting, and irking the railroad people as well as the
cattlemen. Once he arrives, Scott is acknowledged to be the new marshal. In this unfamiliar capacity he soon excels and finds that he likes it better inside the law than outside. Jane Nigh is the brief romantic interest, and she and Scott are planning to make it legal when he's recognized as being
a criminal and brought to the gibbet for a necktie party. Dale Robertson, as Jesse Jam...