An angry young man jumps bail in Utah and heads for his home in Arizona to the only person he trusts - his mother - who suffers a heart attack when she learns of his activities. Marshal Morgan promises her that he'll bring in her son alive, but this could prove to be a tall order after the young man goes on a crime spree that include running over a highway policeman and shooting a sheriff.
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[Burke, holed up in a cabin, has been shooting at the marshals
Sheriff Frank Morgan
Wally, listen to me. It's about your mother.
You're wastin' your time, Morgan. Now you come on and try wastin' your life!