Young Wayne Robinson and his friends "celebrate" his birthday by going to the saloon for his first glass of whiskey., and winds up in a fight at the saloon because a loudmouth ridicules his religious beliefs. When Wayne's uncle--a fanatically religious man who has forbidden Wayne from drinking or going near the saloon--finds out what happened, he gives Wayne a public whipping in the middle of town. Later the loudmouth who started the brawl is found murdered, and Gib arrests Wayne for it. Clay doesn't believe Wayne did it and sets out to clear him before he's hanged for the murder. Written by
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The boy knows the difference between right and wrong.
There is a middle ground between them, you know.
That's what's wrong with the world - there's too many of you in the middle. The man's either for the devil or against him. I stand where I do for everyone to see.