An offbeat and sometimes jumbled western adventure film sees Heston as a Union officer in charge of a jail in the Southwest. Among the prisoners is his boyhood friend, Harris, who has killed a Union guard and is scheduled to hang, along with Johnson, Oates, and others. Renegade Apaches
attack another Army outpost, killing everyone. Heston decides to lead an expedition against them and asks for volunteers to follow the Indians into Mexico and track them down, killing or capturing them. Realizing he needs seasoned troops, Heston revokes the execution order for Harris and his men,
and they join a motley group of outcasts, misfits, and some Union troops. Harris and Hes...