Accused of a murder he didn't commit, Nick Buckley (Robert Young) sets out to clear his name by finding the real killer. With Sheriff Jeff Moyer hot on his trail, Nick befriends Luella Purdy (Marguerite Chapman), a merchant who hides him from the law. When he's cornered by Moyer's posse, Nick cuts a deal with saloonkeeper Honest Joe Faringo (Akim Tamiroff), promising him half-interest in a gold mine in exchange for hiding him. Reneging on their end of the deal, Joe and his men tie Nick up and leave to find the mine on their own. But after Luella comes to the rescue and helps track down the real killer, Nick finally gets the confession he has been after.