Showing why he will forever rank among Hollywood's most virile leading men, Kirk Douglas gallops, fights and woos his way across the danger-filled prairie in this Western from director Andre DeToth. Douglas plays a frontier scout responsible for a wagon train of settlers headed for Oregon Territory. Though known as an Indian fighter, he falls head over moccasins for a proud young Sioux girl.
Thus sidetracked, he's unaware of the bad blood caused by two gold hungry crooks who trade whiskey for the Indian's "yellow iron." In a spectacularly staged sequence, the Sioux mount a fiery attack on the local army fort, and Douglas finds himself caught between the warring factions.