When there's a lovely lady in the middle, sometimes even ordinary business become complicated and dangerous. Dan Somers (John Wayne), a rugged cowboy and Jim 'Hunk' Gardner (Albert Dekker), a prosperous oil baron, both fall head-over-heels for Catherine Elizabeth Allen (Martha Scott), a pretty schoolteacher. Vying for her attention, their battle spills over onto the oil fields of Oklahoma. Tension runs high and danger is at hand when Dan blocks Jim's attempt to lease oil-rich Indian land. A fierce and emotional battle breaks out on the frontier between supporters of the two men in this action-packed western comedy.