With his boss ill with pneumonia, Bent Carr helps him to die by uncovering him and opening a window during cold weather. Unknown to Bent, cowhand Stape saw him do it. The owner allowed homesteaders to squat on boggy bottom land with plans to turn the land over to them. Bent who detests homesteaders has been given power of attorney to handle the ranch until the son returns to take control. Bent has eviction papers served on all the squatters. However, Stape has eyes for Molly Prentice the daughter of a homesteader. When Stape nearly gives away what Bent did to Molly, Bent kills him. Troop suspects Bent and tells him Stape is not dead forcing Bent to try to kill Stape. The son and his wife have died leaving the ranch to a young daughter who agrees to give the land to the homesteaders.
Did You Know?
, the actor that played Stape, engaged in domestic violence for his role by assaulting a girl he wanted to marry. One year later in 1962 the actor was killed by his wife as a result of domestic violence. The shooting was ruled a justifiable homicide. See more