A dressed up Josh is in Jessup Corners at the saloon getting a date for a buggy ride with the glamorous Kitty Conners when Sheriff Walt Spence walks up to tell him his friend Johnny Haywood is in jail and will hang for robbing the express office. Josh goes with Walt to the jail to visit Johnny who is a close friend who once saved Josh's life. Josh tells Johnny he will get an attorney for him but there isn't much else Josh can do. Johnny grabs Josh who even in his dress clothes carries a small pocket derringer that Johnny takes. He has Josh call to Walt who is forced to drop his gun and be locked in the cell with Josh. Once released Josh has to skip the date to go looking for Johnny. His first stop is Johnny's house to see his wife Gloria. While there Walt arrives to say they found Johnny's body in a gorge where he must have fallen off his horse. Later, at the hotel as Josh prepares to leave, Deputy Evans arrives with Johnny's effects - minus a wedding ring. Josh realizes the case ...