When a Wells Fargo Bank is held up and a man killed, Jim Hardie is sent in to investigate. A local homeless man was arrested when he was caught with a gun owned by a famous outlaw but Jim Hardie knows he is not the real outlaw.
A homeless man known as Old John for ten years is in an alley when three men hold up the Wells Fargo Bank. The men run through the alley and the last one shoves a pistol in Old John's hand and throws him out into the street. When the Sheriff recovers the pistol, it has the name Johnny Caine engraved in the grip. Johnny Caine is the name off an outlaw that has been inactive for ten years. Old John claims he is really Johnny Caine although the Sheriff doesn't believe it. Jim Hardie is sent by Wells Fargo to investigate as he knows Johnny Caine. He immediately knows the truth but Old John likes the recognition he is receiving. To save him from hanging Jim must find the real robbers. Jim knows the location of the real Johnny Caine so he travels there. He sneaks into the barn where he finds the Wells Fargo money sack. Johnny shows up saying he must kill Jim but his wife Elsie intervenes in their fight. Both Jim and Johnny know who is really behind the robbery. Written by