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In the town of Red Gulch, Nevada, a gunfight takes place outside the Blue Girl gold mine between co-owners Jim Condon and Bob Hart. Each believes the other is stealing gold shipments, unaware that their feud is being encouraged by Jack Barton, a saloon proprietor who hopes that the Hart family and the Condon family will murder each other so that he can take over the mine. Hoping to end the feud, the sheriff of Red Gulch, Fuzzy Q. Jones, sends a note to Mesa City marshal Cheyenne Davis asking for help. Mesa City deputies then pick up a hired killer called "The Tiger," who is carrying a note of introduction to Barton from a man named "E." When Cheyenne arrives in Red Gulch in his marshal's uniform, he introduces himself to Barton, secretly telling him that he is The Tiger in disguise. Barton confesses he is after a million dollars' worth of gold still left in the mine. Later, Cheyenne stops a shootout between the Harts and Condons and puts Bob and Jim in jail, ostensibly so that he and Barton can execute a fake jailbreak, blame it on Fuzzy, and declare martial law in town. Barton's accomplice, Elmore, the "E" who signed Tiger's letter, exposes Cheyenne as a fake and decides to hang him as The Tiger. Barton stages a "necktie party" in the saloon, but with Fuzzy's help, Cheyenne escapes. Later, Barton tells the townspeople that Fuzzy has turned renegade by aiding a killer and appoints his own man sheriff. Fuzzy and Cheyenne hide out while Barton executes the fake jailbreak. Afraid for the safety of Jim's sister Carol, whom Bob Hart loves, Cheyenne sends Fuzzy to the Condon Ranch. Carol is missing, however, and Fuzzy watches as Jim finds a note, allegedly from Bob, saying Carol is his hostage. Certain that Bob would do nothing to harm Carol, Cheyenne convinces Jim of Barton's treachery, and all go to town to trick Barton into leading them to Carol. Jim carries Fuzzy, dressed as Carol, into Doc Peters' office, which is across from the saloon, and Cheyenne follows Barton to his hideout and rescues Carol. When a group of men shoot at Cheyenne, he realizes that Doc is Barton's secret partner and goes to his office pretending to be wounded. After Cheyenne announces that Barton is about to be arrested, Doc tries to poison him, and Cheyenne feigns death. Doc then tries to force Barton to give him his share of the "take," but Cheyenne jumps up and robs them. A gunfight ensues outside, and Cheyenne fights Elmore while Doc and Barton escape with the loot. Barton is shot during the ensuing chase, and Doc is arrested. After Bob and Carol decide to marry and end the feud, Cheyenne is sent off with a gunfire salute from the townspeople.