||Concho Smith, an old cowboy lamenting the end of the cattle drive era, is riding down to Mexico hoping to find work there. On his way, he sees a beautiful woman trying single-handedly to keep her ranch running and offers to help repair her fencing that had been knocked down by a storm. As days turn into weeks, Concho learns that Judith Van is married to Sid, a proud but bitter cripple. Unfortunately, Concho has already fallen in love with Judith and now -- for better or for worse -- sees himself as her savior.When Judith and Sid's house burns down one night while Judith is with Concho, and Sid's body is found in the debris, questions that could put a noose around Concho's neck are raised . . .