Bandits Clint Hollister (Richard Widmark) and Jake Wade (Robert Taylor) botch a robbery that ends with Clint imprisoned. Despairing, Jake leaves the loot in an abandoned village and quits crime for good. Now working for the law, Jake helps free his old cohort from jail. Clint doesn't want the treasure to go to waste, however, so he forces Jake and his girlfriend, Peggy (Patricia Owens), to lead him to the stash. But to unearth the money, they'll have to get past dangerous Comanche warriors.