Gun Street follows Sheriff Chuck Morton (James Brown) as he attempts to capture an escaped convict who is determined to get revenge. The list of those in danger include Dr. Knudson (John Pickard) and his wife, Mrs. Knudson (Peggy Stewart). Mrs. Knudson was married to the convict before he was sentenced to life in prison for a botched bank robbery attempt. Jeff Baxley (Herb Armstrong) was the key witness for the prosecution and sealed the convict's fate. Morton arrested the man but the jury failed to sentence him to death, a point Morton makes several times during the film as he tries to get the townspeople to help find and bring the escaped man to justice. Morton and his deputy, Sam Freed (John Clarke), become frustrated as the terrified townspeople are unwilling to help form a posse and find the man. Gun Street is the last film from director Edward L. Cahn and was released through United Artists in 1961.