Not every great Western needs to involve a sheriff fighting for justice. In this unorthodox tale, Frank Harris (Jack Lemmon) is a mild-mannered hotel clerk who dreams of a cowboy adventure. He offers to pay off cattle driver Tom's (Glenn Ford) debt if hecan saddle up and join the trail. Frank has an ulterior motive: he wants to get to Guadalupe to reunite with his heart's desire Maria (Anna Kashfi). Once on the trail, Frank is smacked with the realities of the cowboy's life through plenty of adventure, brawling and camaraderie.