In Cagney's third and final western he is a tough rancher who ruthlessly guards his vast lands in the Colorado territory in the 1870s. Dubbins, a former grocery clerk from Pennsylvania who has come out West looking for adventure, is hired by the rancher to work as a hand. The naive
easterner is shocked as Cagney captures and hangs cattle rustlers and forces horse thieves to hike barefoot through intense heat over the rocky terrain. Dubbins finds himself becoming attracted to Cagney's mistress, Papas. Despite having seen the warm, gentle, and caring side of Cagney, she allows
herself to fall for Dubbins, who is much younger than Cagney. Eventually Dubbins and Papas ...