Army Major, commander of his post, feeling denigrated by the Army, steals the Army's cash on his last day and packages it for Favor to mail to the Major who plans to abscond, but new information causes him to try returning it to Army.
Major Cantwell, who has devoted himself to the Army his entire life, is the commanding officer of an Army outpost, and is about to retire. His life goal was to become a Brigadier General, and had reached Colonel rank, but was demoted to Major due to a record-keeping infraction that he was found guilty of, but was actually innocent. Feeling disgruntled, he steals the $30,000 in Army cash the day before his departure. He put the cash in a package, addressed to himself, for Favor to mail at the nearest town. Cantwell's plan was pick up the cash and remain hidden in Mexico. Unfortunately for Cantwell, enlisted soldier Caster, who was severely punished by Cantwell for drinking on duty, happened to be leaving the Army, joined Favor's trail drive and steals the package from Favor's saddle bags, knowing it is from Cantwell and hoping there is liquor inside. Meanwhile Cantwell, still on duty as commanding officer, gets word that his innocence was established and that he is being promoted to ... Written by