Gary Cooper plays Link Jones, on his way to hire a school teacher for the small town he lives in. He's stranded in the countryside with a saloon singer (Julie London) and a card shark (Arthur O'Connell) after their train is robbed. He leads his two companions to what he thought was an abandoned farm. But there we find out that he knew about this farmhouse because he often went there in the past, and his previous criminal associates are still using it. His arrival causes all kinds of ugliness.
Cooper and London are fairly good, Lee J. Cobb (as the aging gang leader) is perhaps a bit madder than necessary. It's not a particularly cheerful film, but well done.