Disappointing Hayward vehicle that slips, fairly often, into the realm of unintentional comedy, mainly because of Hayward's ludicrous Basque accent. The story is set in the Old West of 1847; Hayward plays the wife of Basque leader Esmond, whose mission is to guide his people to
California territory where they will plant grapevines and start wineries. Though their marriage was arranged long ago and Hayward feels no passion for her husband, she remains faithful to Esmond despite the romantic attentions of brother-in-law Bergerac and hired scout Chandler. When Esmond is
killed in an accident involving Chandler, Hayward agrees to comply with Basque tradition and marry ...