|Robert Mitchum||Deputy Ben Kane|
|Angie Dickinson||Lily Beloit|
|Robert Walker||Billy Young|
|David Carradine||Jesse Boone|
|Jack Kelly||John Behan|
|Willis Bouchey||Doc Cushman|
|Rodolfo Acosta||Mexican Officer|
Fleeing the scene of a gruesome gunfight in Mexico, Billy Young arrives in the small town of Lordsburg, where he is promptly deputized by local sheriff Ben Kane . Kane takes the troubled young man under his wing, hoping to reform his lawless ways. As the bond between the two men grows stronger, Kane recruits Young for a particularly personal assignment: to help bring to justice Frank Boone, a vicious outlaw responsible for the death of his son.