Stephen "Flash" Lanning returns from the east to help a sheriff out west rid the town of cattle rustlers. He falls for a pretty hotel clerk named Gloria Hallowell, but she believes he in love with Ellen Bosworth, a woman from the east. Ellen discovers that a friend of hers, Clearwater, is a cattle rustler. She informs Lanning. Campan, head of the cattle rustlers, kidnaps Gloria and Ellen and takes them into the desert. They are caught in a sandstorm, but Lanning rescues the two women and leaves Campan. Gloria marries Lanning.