An old friend of the Mesquiteers strikes gold and plans to share the proceeds with them. But he is murdered and Stony, accused of the crime, faces an angry lynch mob that demands revenge.
John Wayne stars in this suspense-driven western. A gang terrorizes the residents of a small mining town in New Mexico. Three men, including the rough-and-ready Stony Brooke, attempt to protect locals from the evil cowpokes who intend, eventually, to steal a mine owned by one Dave Carson. The corrupt town judge aids the thugs -- who even manage to smear Stony with a phony charge that he murdered Carson's daughter. Though Stony dismisses the accusation as bunk, it isn't long before he's jailed. Now Stony not only has to prevent the wrongdoers from carrying out their caper, but he must clear his own name!
Additional cast: June Martel (Nancy Carson); Le Roy Mason (Byron); Martin Spellman (Billy Carson); Genee Hall (Julie Jane Carson);