Cast & Crew
"Gun" Smith is traveling through the West on his horse, Raven, in search of work repairing revolvers, when he is warned by Sheriff Jones to be on the lookout for the notorious bandit Pancho Gomez. While Gun talks with Jones and his posse, they hear the sounds of Gomez and his gang holding up the pack train of wealthy gold mine owner Señor Roberto and his lovely daughter Tonita. Gun watches as the posse unsuccessfully chases the gang, which has kidnapped Roberto and Tonita. He then heads to the nearby town of Rawhide after commenting to Raven, "They sure ride straight and shoot crooked in this country, don't they?" At the gang's hideout, Roberto refuses to pay ransom to Gomez, who warns Roberto to do as he says if he values his daughter's life. Gomez sends Cinco and another of his bandits to Rawhide to find a gunsmith, since their guns are in such disrepair, and despite a fight Cinco picks with Gun, Gun agrees to help them and goes to the camp with them. At the camp, Gun quickly becomes enamored of Tonita, whom he protects from Cinco's brutality. Gun pretends to repair the outlaws' guns, while actually fixing them so they backfire or do not shoot straight. Gomez and his men, unaware of Gun's scheme, plan to hold a celebration that night and kill Gun in the morning. At the party, Gun and Tonita flirt as she teaches him to say "Yo te amo," but they are interrupted when Gomez threatens to shoot Roberto if Tonita does not dance for him. Gun is overpowered by the gang when he attempts to defend the prisoners, and he is tied to a wild horse and sent out into the desert to die. Raven comes to the rescue, however, and unties Gun, after which Gun attaches a note to Raven's bridle explaining his situation and sends him to Rawhide to find Jones. One of Gomez' men sees Raven and attempts to stop him, but Raven eludes him and reaches the sheriff, who immediately sets out with his posse to Gomez' camp. Gun infiltrates the hideout, although he is mystified by the sentries' reactions to the Spanish that Tonita has taught him, but he is captured and Gomez orders him to be shot by a firing squad. Gun is not worried, since he knows that their guns will be ineffective, but at the last moment, Gomez decides to shoot Gun himself with Gun's own pistol. Just then the posse arrives, and a shootout begins, with the posse triumphing thanks to Gun's ingenuity. Gun and Raven chase after Gomez and two of his men, and after Gun bests the other two, he knocks out Gomez as well, and returns to the camp. After Gun and Tonita inform the sheriff that from now on Gun can be reached at her ranch, Tonita explains to Gun that "Yo te amo" is Spanish for "I love you."
Actor Yakima Canutt's surname is misspelled "Cannutt" in the onscreen credits.