, Shelley Winters
, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Millard Mitchell
, Charles Drake, John McIntire
, Will Geer
, Jay C. Flippen
, Rock Hudson
, John Alexander, Steve Brodie, James Millican, Abner Biberman, Tony Curtis
In a marksmanship contest, Lin McAdam wins a prized Winchester rifle, which is immediately stolen by the runner-up, Dutch Henry Brown. This "story of a rifle" then follows McAdams' pursuit, and the rifle as it changes hands, until a final showdown and shoot-out on a rocky mountain precipice.