Adventurers Cooper, Widmark, and Mitchell are headed for the California gold mines when their ship is dismantled and they are stranded in a Mexican village. Hayward hears about the soldiers of fortune and approaches them with a proposition: her husband is trapped in a gold mine cave-in
and she will pay them handsomely if they will lead her through wild Indian territory and help rescue him. The thought of gold makes them all willing and they push on into the wild interior of a mountainous province. Their guide, Mendoza, Hayward notices, is marking the trail as he leads them into
the primeval region. She obliterates the markers and must later contend with Mitchell's ...