On a dusty chain gang in the early 1900s, inmate Zach Provo stages an escape with six other convicts. Provo isn't looking for freedom, he's looking to get back at the man who imprisoned him years before - Sheriff Sam Burgade. Provo blames Burgade for the death of his wife, as she was killed in the gunfight where he was captured. Burgade, now retired, wants nothing to do with gunslinging. Provo resorts to kidnapping Burgade's daughter, Susan. He threatens to rape and kill Susan unless Burgade comes out of retirement. Out of options, Burgade dusts off his revolvers and goes on the trail of the murderous Provo.