Posing as a priest Manolito helps break his friend Santos Castaneda out of jail in Mexico before he is executed. He smuggles Santos and his sister Pilar into the United States to High Chaparral where they can rest and await the arrival of Benito Juarez, the Mexican revolutionary. Unbeknowst to Manolito and Pilar, Santos wants to be dictator of Mexico so he is planning to assassinate Juarez at the High Chaparral. Santos men steal High Chaparral cattle causing John to send his men out to look for the cattle leaving few people at the ranch house. Manolito's suspicions already on high alert are aroused when Santos returns from a hard ride at night. Santos gives the signal for him men to attack forcing Manolito to agree to work with Santos. While they await the arrival of Juarez, Manolito pretends to become drunk engaging some of the Santos men in the drinking. He is able to take out Santos's men one by one until it is down to him and Santos. Santos does not believe his childhood friend ...