Britt stops in for a visit with the Harcourt brothers, a scrappy pair but when they need to they can lay aside differences to unite for a good cause. They live with Aunt Bess Peitry, who keeps their household operating as a good home should.
Younger brother, Lex, wants to go on a cattle drive, but his big brother, the sheriff, insists that he stay in town, and hold a safer, more steady job. It appears that Britt has gotten mixed up in a family dispute again. Staying in town is safer than staying on the trail, right? There’s a gunshot, and one of the brothers is down outside the gambling hall.
Tense family drama begins as we see that it’s not only the brothers who cared for each other, but aunt Bess is feeling the loss pretty hard. Will it solve anything if revenge is taken? Can Britt stop the surviving brother from doing something he’ll regret, or cause his aunt any further grief? Britt becomes the stabilizing factor, and the voice of reason as justice works its course.