The Grainger family takes in a young man who has been shot and stables his weary stallion. Before they learn the stranger is a famous outlaw, he subtly tests each member of the Grainger family for vulnerability as he pretends to be harmless and likeable. He finds his mark in the Grainger’s niece, who believes he is a good man, despite her uncle’s misgivings and plan to take the outlaw to the sheriff in town.