A marshal who solves the murder of a town's sheriff becomes an enemy of the people when a lawyer turns the townsfolk against him. However, the bandit's attorney manages to convince most of the townspeople that the jailed man is really not to blame for the crime. Before long, even the new marshal's daughter, who once was romantically involved with the defendant, turns against her father! Even when the culprit is found guilty there's no support in town for his death sentence. A Western drama with an interestingly different twist.