Scott stars as a man who is returning to Texas and stops in an small town called Agry where he is robbed and framed for murder.
He is also caught between a feuding family that is out to take anything they can get. Tol Avery is Judge Simon Agry, a crooked judge who wants to hang a young Mexican man who killed in self defense.
Craig Stevens is Abe Carbo, the only one who seems to know what is going on and has a very level head about things.
The rest of the cast includes L.Q. Jones, Barry Kelly and Manuel Rojas. This western actually has plot enough for two films and borders on a film noir. Great stuff indeed from director Budd Boetticher.