Harry James Luck, Civil War veteran, US Cavalry captain, sometime lawman, gambler and part-time town drunk, resigns his army commission and heads south to the High Plains country of Texas in the hope of settling down to a trouble and conflict free life.
He meets the lovely Bonnie Luxford, buys a small but attractive ranch and sees his trail clear ahead and going on forever. Texas trails never run straight, though, and a wandering band of Comancheros bring the dream to a fire-ravaged close.
Harry knows he cannot forever hide in a bottle and with an elderly Comanche as his only companion, he sets his sights on a new road, a trail of revenge.
The two men, together with a small company of adventurous young Texas Rangers and an over-the-hill lawman, seek out the infamous Comanchero Miguel Sanchez and beard him in his own den, a little Mexican hamlet without a name.
What followed went down in Western folklore as the Gunfight at the Nameless Village.