After her father's death, Dulcie Crowder, a miner's daughter leaves their claim and travels to Hangtown. Her aim is matrimony and she sets her cap for the handsome deputy sheriff, Tom Walker. The deputy has vowed to bring law and order to the hardscabble gold rush town.
When Dulcie finds corruption in the judiciary, she naturally turns to Tom for help. As he searches for evidence, Dulcie has other ideas on how to catch a varmint. As she works for justice, will she jeopardize her chances of getting her man?