Henry Conroy, a performer in a vaudeville sharp shooting act, finds that his aversion to firearms leads him to unemployment. Broke, Henry is about to skip out on his rent when he learns that he has inherited a ranch in Arizona from his half brother.
Newly arrived settlers are attacked by local ranch owner Ben Blazer and his men. Kent Taggart sees his parents killed by Blazer’s son, whom he tracks home. Taggart kills the boy in front of Blazer, himself dying of a wound, who then puts a price of $5,000 on Taggart’s head, an offer enthusiastically taken up by ruthless killer Jason. Taggart has no option but to head out into hostile Apache country followed by Jason and other no-goods.
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom arrives, he isn’t exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn’t even carry a gun. But the new deputy’s mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.
It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are getting so small that refining it is a losing proposition. The only thing that will save the company is a new deposit of high grade Borax, and Bill has a pouch of it that he got from a dead prospector that he buried on the road. Roper knows the value of the strike could be worth millions, but he needs Bill to find the prospectors’ claim so they can record it and become rich partners. While Roper has no intention of cutting Bill in on the millions, he also has his eye on young Jean. Josie sees Roper for the scalawag that his is and it means trouble in Furnace Flat.
In the late 1800’s, an army captain tries to tame the open plains of Argentina which are dominated by Indians and bandits. To help do this, the captain brings in a party of women to keep his soldiers happy.
A rancher is pressured by his cheating wife and a gang leader, into trying to cripple a marshal’s gun hand, after that marshal killed his murderous son in self defense.
The four Dalton brothers learn that a friend of their father has been murdered by a group of land-grabbers and swindlers. The clean up the gang leaders and members, and then proceed to rob the bank controlled by the gang. During the robbery, three of the brothers are killed and the fourth is persuaded by his fiancée to give himself up.
The scene is the potentially prosperous western town of Spanish Boot, built from nothing by a group of determined settlers. Before they can enjoy the fruits of their labors, the townsfolk are threatened with an imminent Apache attack. Delivering this sobering news is gambler Sam Leeds, previously kicked out of town by the “proper” citizens. At first, no one believes Leeds, but soon the Apaches prove the veracity of the gambler’s claims.