Texas Terror is a classic western film directed by R.N. Bradbury, and one of John Wayne's earlier films. John Higgins (John Wayne) is a Sheriff despondent, believing he shot his own best friend Dan Matthews (Frank Ball) in a chaotic firefight with robbers. Quitting law enforcement to become a prospector, a year later John encounters by chance Dan's beautiful daughter Bess Matthews (Lucile Browne) who is struggling to maintain the horse ranch she inherited. John devotes himself to helping her run the ranch and before long romance begins budding between them, despite his guilt at his involvement her father's death. Once the truth is revealed to Beth, he faces her condemnation and hate. However, John is already questioning the nature of Dan's death, uncovering deeper layers of deception and conspiracy by a ruthless villain seeking to steal Bess' horses. In a desperate quest for redemption and rescue, John takes back up his gun in order to make things right.