Della Saunders arrives in Medicine Bow on the stage to start a new career as a seamstress after twelve years in prison. She meets The Virginian when he rescues her from the drunk Sam Jenkins who rode on the stage with her. The Virginian has his own dispute with Jenkins who sold Shiloh $8000 of diseased cattle. Her friend from the past in Medicine Bow is John Ballinger, an attorney from whom she rents a shop. The Virginian asks Ballinger to represent Shiloh to recoup its money from Jenkins. Unknown to everyone Jenkins works with Alfred Krebs who is a respected businessman in Medicine Bow. Krebs recognizes Della from her trial in St. Louis where she was represented by Ballinger. He decides to use the knowledge to cover up the suspect business dealings. Her meetings with Krebs and beauty bring out the worst in the people of Medicine Bow with The Virginian being one who refuses to judge her. Her and John Ballinger's past connections are revealed and come back to haunt them when she is ...