In Chinatown, visiting cowboy Lord purchases beautiful Chinese slave girl McCarthy to save her from certain sale to a San Francisco brothelkeeper. Discovering that she will be no better off free, Lord brings the girl home to serve as live-in maid for himself and his less than pleased
mother, Hutchinson. Gradually, Lord and McCarthy fall in love, to the discomfiture of Asian immigrant Shigeta, a disaffected, proud young man. Wanting to learn to handle a gun, Shigeta enlists the services of itinerant preacher-gunslinger Torme, a black-garbed mystery man. Graced with great
reflexes, Shigeta ultimately guns down his mentor. McCarthy elects to leave the household of the...