Heflin is a prospector who strikes it rich with a gold mine. He enlists Hilton, the only man he can trust, to help him mine the gold, and Hilton brings hired killer Kinski with him. The concerned prospector pulls in his old army buddy, Roland. Suspicion and greed destroy each of the men
except Heflin: Kinski is beaten to death by Roland when he tries to grab a gun; Heflin shoots Hilton to protect Roland; and Roland is killed saving his friend from hired killers. At the end of the film Heflin does not have to share his gold with anyone.