A routine western starring Talman as a preacher who rides into town only to learn that his brother has been killed by rotten town-boss Craig because he would not knuckle under. Craig dominates the townsfolk, who choose to look the other way. Hickman, Talman's nephew, has turned hard and
cold and is determined to get revenge. Talman, using the word of the Lord, preaches strength and dignity, eventually spurring the people to run Craig out of town. While THE PERSUADER is really nothing special, it spawned a whole series of religious westerns aimed at Bible Belt distribution.