Two times Oscar winner Anthony Quinn stars as Dave Robles, a Mexican gunfighter who outdraws an old rival. Upon discovering that his enemy had redeemed himself and become a sheriff, Robles must pay for his mistake and fill the dead man’s not yet cold shoes.
Robles soon discovers that his tin star doesn’t win automatic respect from the locals. He is shunned by the town’s elders. When he starts to take his job seriously, his popularity amongst the community at large nosedives too.
Could his love for Esmeralda (Katy Jurado, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid) be what keeps him in town? Will she ever succeed in convincing him to lay down his gun and start a new life with her?