Deep trouble that's what Owen Russell is in. In order to save his aunt from poverty due to his uncle's bad gambling debts, he wins back all of the money from the gamblers and returns it to her. Conscious of the fact that they now want to killhim, Owen takes flight from Louisiana to Nebraska where he encounters the sheriff, who mistakes him for Irving Spencer who recently signed up to be his deputy. obooko.
Owen decides that this is far better than being killed. Wanted posters appear all over town seeking his arrest. Of course he decides to play along and pretend to be Irving the expected deputy. What he doesn't appreciate is that Irving had agreed to marry local girl, Jenny Larson. He marries her, but then guess who shows up? The real Irving Spencer!