A western setting provides the background for this story of Young as a man wrongly accused of a murder, who while trying to escape the continual pursuit of the law (in the form of Parker) searches out the man who can clear him of the charges. During his search he meets up with Chapman,
owner of a covered-wagon store, thus finding a place to hide for a while. He eventually traps the man he has been looking for, MacLane, in the desert, where MacLane faces drying up underneath the hot sun unless he gives in to Young. This poignant character study concentrates on the themes of the
hunted and the hunter, directed in a style that heightens seemingly simple moments. The c...