WhenDan Mathews (Joel McCrea) comes across wandering rich-boy Chester Graham Jr (Dean Stockwell), the son of a wealthy railroad executive, he is forced to teach him some hard lessons about life on the road.
Accidentally left behind by his father’s train, the sheltered heir isn’t too happy about walking alongside Dan and his drovers to get home. Chester has to work as he goes, reluctantly learning the ropes of true cowboy life.
As time goes on and the road to Santa Fe doesn’t get any gentler, Chester slowly starts to prove his worth. It becomes clear he isn’t so soft after all…
“Winning performances” – The New York Times