This was the pilot to the television series that was inspired by the movie which starred Joan Crawford. In it Lane Ballou who travels with a circus as an exotic dancer, decides to leave it. And where they were was Truro, Florida, she meets Fielding Carlyle, a law school graduate currently working for the Sheriff's department. It seems that Titus Semple, the (corrupt) sheriff, is grooming him for a future in politics part of that is making sure that Fielding marries the right woman, someone like, Constance Weldon. However, when Field starts to develop an interest in Lane, Titus does everything he can to stop that, but Lane is not about to get pushed around.