Rancher Steve Condon (Fred Scott) is attacked by outlaw Cass (Charles "Slim" Whitaker) and his gang. In the ensuing gunfight, Steve's cohort Bud Langley is killed. Thinking he fired the fatal shot, Steve is morose. It gets worse when he takes a job on a ranch and realizes that owner "Dad" Langley (Lafe McKee) is the dead man's father. Land developer Gorman (Hal Price) is after Langley's cattle and gets Cass to spread rumors that Steve killed Langley's son to get him out of the picture.