This follow-up to 1939's DODGE CITY (though by no means a sequel) features Flynn as a Union officer who manages to escape from the Confederate prison where he has been held captive. Flynn wants to stop a $5 million gold shipment, sent from the North by Southern sympathizers who want to
help the Confederacy's battered economy. Scott takes a westbound stagecoach, where he meets Hopkins. The coach is held up by Bogart, a half-breed outlaw with a pencil mustache (something rarely seen in the movies on Bogie's famous top lip). Arriving in Virgina City, Nevada, Flynn learns that
Scott, who formerly ran the prison he escaped from, is going to send the gold by wagon train ...