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The Llano Kid, a young bandit with a price on his head, stops at the smithy of John Brown, a scripture-quoting sheriff, gets into a poker game with a young gambler whom he catches cheating, and is forced to kill him in self-defense. Aboard a train, he meets the unscrupulous Thacker, by whom he is induced to pose as the son of a wealthy South American widow, Señora Ibarra, whose own child disappeared at the age of 10. At the family hacienda in a little seaport town, he easily passes himself off as Enrique, with the intention of helping Thacker steal the widow's gold. But when he falls in love with Consuelo, his niece, and realizes that the old lady's son was the very man he shot in the saloon brawl, The Kid calls off the deal. Thacker organizes a gang to steal the gold, and The Kid is tracked down by Sheriff Brown, who, however, is persuaded to wait until nightfall to arrest him. In the attack, The Kid is wounded, and Thacker is killed. The sheriff agrees to keep his identity secret and reports Thacker's death as that of The Llano Kid.