Danny Gorman, an itinerant cowboy, returns home unexpectedly and finds his mother making love with a woman. Danny is horrified and leaves home. Years pass, and he becomes an embittered, woman-hating outlaw. He robs a wealthy rancher and kidnaps Ruth Tilman, the rancher's sex-starved sister-in-law. Danny takes Ruth to a deserted line shack, and there he meets his partner, Lambert. Lambert attempts to kill Danny and rapes Ruth. Danny kills Lambert, Ruth comes to realize Danny's good qualities, and she initiates him into the world of love. Danny and Ruth escape from the barbaric vengeance of Ruth's brother-in-law.