Hard-hitting but overly complex, this John Wayne western opens as Wayne arrives at the KC ranch in Santa Inez. He has come to apply for a foreman position, but when he learns that the owner has died and the ranch is now run by Long and her aunt, Risdon, he refuses to work for women. Later,
Long asks him to help her retrieve a letter that has fallen into the hands of the town's untrustworthy judge, Bond. The letter provides proof that Long is old enough to be the legal owner of the ranch--information that Bond and Risdon want to suppress. Wayne arrives at Bond's office just after
Bond has burned the letter. After he finds a deck of marked cards in Bond's desk, a fig...