Steele is the hero in this film, of course, trying to stop the feud between the nasties and the cowmen. Hackett plays an all-around louse who falsely befriends each side while plotting to buy up the land for pennies when both sides have killed each other off. Hackett's plan is figured by
Steele, who bides his time until he can confront him. The climax sees the long-awaited showdown, with predictable results.