When a dance hall girl is found dead near a Gurney Mills's cabin, the townspeople, led by blowhard O.K. Lassiter, are convinced that the simple- minded man is guilty of murder. Sundance is convinced his friend is innocent and tries to hide him inside his hotel until the circuit judge arrives to try him by jury instead of by lynch mob.
Monique Devereaux returns from France with her fiancée. Sundance recognizes him to be an ex-convict he served jail time with who earned his parole by organizing a jailbreak and then tipping the warden the night the escape was supposed to take place.