Texas cattle baron Stiles killed John Clayborn's parents ten years earlier. Now a lawyer, Clayborn tries legally to break up Stiles' water monopoly and rustling operation. When that fails he must use force.
(opening titles) In the seventies, Texas and New Mexico constituted a vast, open cattle range. Land laws and water rights were indefinite and millions of acres of range were often claimed thru a so-called "right of discovery."
And do you John take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife.
John Clayborn: I do.
Josh Billings: What's say?
Judge Dunlap: I said "Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife"!
Josh Billings: Not me, I'm ain't the marrying kind.
Josh Billings: There's your man.
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