With the town marshal laid up with a broken leg, Deputy Rick Cody must stand alone to protect New Town during a night of mayhem. At sunup Edison Dent will stand trial for Ogden Reed's murder - but Rick doubts his guilt. With only one night to uncover the truth, his task is made harder when the outlaw Hedley Beecher plots to free the prisoner. Meanwhile, Ogden's brother Logan vows to kill Edison and anyone who stands in his way. . .