Vi divorces her husband after he be comes involved with crooks and goes to prison for a gas station holdup. She gets on with her life with her son and new husband. Seven years later, out of prison, Marty shows up at the amusement park shooting gallery she operates. He's angry and wants her to know he's good with a gun.
No-nonsense sailor Bunter signs on as first mate on a sailing ship helmed by an eccentric skipper. The Captain is a firm believer in spiritualism which Bunter dismisses as idiotic superstition. But one strange night, Bunter falls on the deck, saying he's seen a ghost. The next morning, his hair is completely white.
Small town police are about to search the swamps for the murderer of a local cop when a man emerges from the bayou. He says he's a detective on the trail of a payroll thief and shot the robber/cop killer in a shootout. The man shows off a bag full of the stolen money which he says he retrieved and must return to the city immediately. Before he can catch a train out of town, the deputy realizes the "detective" isn't who he claims to be and a chase back into the swamps ensues.
Texas Ranger Walden accepts the hospitality of an Oregon sheriff and his daughter while on the trail of a man wanted for murder. He learns his quarry, Bryant, is nearby and the sheriff agrees to help him fulfill the order of the law. Several locals ask the ranger to reconsider arresting Bryant because he was only acting in self defense. Plus, he's now a family man, married to the sheriff's daughter.