Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Jim Killian (Glenn Ford) is a reformed gunslinger who takes a job as a local preacher in Vinagaroon, Arizona. He arrives during a time of conflict between shepherds and cattlemen who are engaged in a bloody range war. When Coke Beck (David Carradine) hangs a local Indian, the victim's daughter Leloopa (Barbara Hershey) enlists the help of Killian. He tries to mediate the conflict in a meeting between the rival factions, but a member of the congregation exposes him as an ex-convict. He also enlists the help of the heart-of-gold saloon-operator Madge (Carolyn Jones). Killian and the townsfolk, women included, organize a march to the watering hole -- the center of the controversy. The cattlemen approach and draw their guns in what could be a potentially violent confrontation.
aristocracy, bad-guy, bad-guy-turns-good, battle [war], bishop, cattle, cattlemen, church, danger, ex-convict, expose [revelation], father, feud, good-guy, gunfighter, identity, lynching, Native-American, pacifism, peace, secret-identity, sheepmen, solidarity, solution, townspeople, tycoon, violence, weapons, town