After preventing a convict from escaping during transit to his hanging, Cheyenne is lured to the man's hometown where revenge is planned by the man's family. In fact, he is arrested for his own murder so he can hang nice and legal.
Cheyenne is riding along when he spots five men attacking a stagecoach. The driver and shotgun are killed followed by the men stopping the stage and attempting to remove a passenger, convict Pete Walton on his way to prison to hang the next morning. Cheyenne foils the attempt and sees the face of Lar Walton when his mask slips. He along with a passenger drive the stage on in along with the wounded Marshal Holland and female passenger Lenore Hanford who is really Lenore Walton. The next morning after Pete is hung, Lenore calls on Cheyenne offering him a job ramrodding her ranch with which she needs help. Initially he turns it down but when another job offer falls through he decides to visit her to accept the job. Lenore neglected to tell her brothers about her actions but they decide to have another gunman, Conlin, kill Cheyenne and then have him hung. When Conlin fails, they decide to say Conlin is Cheyenne and hang the real Cheyenne for killing himself.Written by