On the trail to visit his old friend Dan, former gunfighter Britt Ponset meets an escaped murderer nursing a grudge and plotting to kill Dan. Britt's job now is to warn Dan and help him prepare for the inevitable showdown.
An attractive, charming librarian is smitten with the movie director who's been hanging around the library. He enlists her help in tracking down a stunning woman he'd seen there days before; he describes her as having "a glow." Though she's glad to help, she hates that she hasn't captured his attention like the future movie star has.
A drifter takes a temporary job at a stagecoach station but refuse a permanent one from manager Henry Maguire. As he's ready to move on bandits arrive threatening Henry and daughter Bess. The cowboy makes a crucial choice.
A widow with a gambling problem owes everyone money, including the landlord who's wanting to evict her. She desperately wants to buy a pricey birthday gift for for her young son, who lives with disapproving relatives. If only she could have a little luck.
A wife finds a letter in the pocket of her suave husband and learns he's been seeing a young woman. She suspects he's been cheating, but he says she's the daughter of an friend and simply reminds him of his youth. The wife decides to get to the bottom of it all by having the "chick" join them for dinner.