Father John (Lee Van Cleef) turns vigilante and hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Jack Palance) who kill the local priest.
This is sort of a Cain and Abel story about a rancher (Burt Lancaster) that takes in an orphaned boy. His real son gets jealous and tries to get his adopted brother in trouble, so that he can get the whole ranch.
Four of the Reno brothers are outlaws. One is a respected farmer. It’s the biggest double-cross in Western history. Randolph Scott is a secret agent sent to bring the Reno brothers and their conspirators to justice.
The farmers are petulant. The ranchers are petulant. The sheep are nervous. The sheriff is a coward. It’s Buster Crabbe and Fuzzy St. John to the rescue in one of the “Billy the Kid” series of movies.