As the American Civil War looms heavy on the horizon, U.S. Army engineer Captain John Nelson (Sterling Hayden) is sent to see that the Kansas Pacific Railroad is completed as quickly as possible. But Capt. Nelson has his hands full, not only with Confederate sympathizer William Quantrill's (Reed Hadley) attempts to sabotage the rail line's construction, but also with his attraction to the foreman's daughter (Eve Miller). Barton MacLane, Clayton Moore co-star in this action-filled western drama. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.