A school teacher claims to have killed a bank robber. The townspeople want to celebrate their new hero. It all starts to unravel as his past catches up with him and the people he's lived with want nothing else to do with him.
On a nice peaceful day the schoolteacher Jim Ellis drives through town with a couple of the local boys to go fishing and study their spelling. They say hi to Cheyenne who is the sheriff on his way to the bank to cash his paycheck. One of the boys is the banker's son. The four Curran brothers ride into town. Two enter the bank to hold it up catching Cheyenne by surprise. As they prepare to exit, the bank president pulls a gun from a drawer causing enough commotion that the robbers drop the money. Cheyenne is able to wound one of them as they ride away. Cheyenne and his posse come up empty handed. The next day Ellis comes in town with the body of Roy Curran. He says he shot Curran in his barn and wants the reward. The town wants to celebrate but Ellis will have none of it. Later, during recess at the school Ellis sees the other three brothers coming so he rings the bell warning the town. With the students in the school on the floor the outlaws yell for Ellis to come out. Cheyenne ... Written by
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