The good citizens of Wichita, Kansas, are desperate to appoint a lawman who can control the wild Texas cowboys fresh off the trail and eager to have fun. Far more serious, however, are the plans of certain crooked plotters who want to take over the town for their own ends. Bear River Cal Bonner has earned an enviable reputation as a town tamer and soon brings peace to the cow town. But his enemies in the form of saloon boss Cody Meek and impresario Perry Blaine are determined that the slogan 'Anything Goes' will be resurrected. They bring in a hired gunman to challenge the town marshal. The showdown that follows goes badly wrong for Cal who is left for dead. Will the town once again fall into the hands of the unscrupulous bad hats?