Slim Sherman (John Smith) and his 14-year-old brother Andy (Robert Crawford, Jr.) try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber.
One day a stranger and drifter named Jess Harper (Robert Fuller) rides onto the ranch and Andy Sherman takes to him immediately. Jess and Slim quickly form a dislike for one another and almost come to blows. The arrival and departure of a gang of outlaws interrupts their fight. At the urging of young Andy Jess helps Slim subdue the leader and the gang. Slim asks Jess to stay on and work at the ranch.