Why on earth would a dirt-poor rancher with a wife and two young children throw in with desperadoes?
1886. Tommy Stallings, deputy sheriff of Colfax County, is tracking a bad man. Jake Flynt robs banks. The man is a psychopathic monster and his gang is a "who's who" of bad hombres. Stallings' job is complicated by the fact that a young Irishman, Garrett O'Donnell, participated in a bank robbery in Cimarron. Although O'Donnell has a mysterious past, Tommy knows he's no outlaw.