Jim Boland, a drunkard and troublemaker, first rides into the notorious cow-town of Ellsworth with boozing on his mind. But, one year later, he is back, sober and looking forward to starting a new life with Lucy, the girl he has lost his heart to. Unfortunately, things don't go quite as planned. The marshal who promised Jim a job is dead and there's something about his replacement that Jim finds sinister. Jim's world is falling apart - until he gets help from the most unlikely source: Marshal Jake Bradman makes him his deputy. Will Jim turn a blind eye to Bradman's suspicious activities so that he can stay in Ellsworth, or will he take out his six-shooters and do some investigating of his own, even if means putting Lucy's life at risk?