A drifter known only as "The Stranger (Francis Ford) promises a supposedly dying man, Ned Hadley (Harry Smith), to assume his identity and care for the family back home. Fifteen year's passes with "The Stranger" successfully fooling the blinded Hadley, Sr. and Ned's lovely sister Nell (Elvira Weil). The nasty ranch foreman, Sly Stevens (Robert Kortman), is on to him, however, and accuses "The Stranger" of having murdered the real Ned Hadley. Everything turns out fine when Ned suddenly returns from "the grave." No longer her "brother," "The Stranger" is free to marry Nell. One of Universal's top action stars of the 'teens, Francis Ford saw his career decline drastically in the 1920s. Another Man's Boots was one of Ford's final hurrahs as a western lead, but his younger brother, legendary director John Ford, kept him steadily employed in films until his death in 1953.