Belle Shields, the local dance hall queen, is the sweetheart of bandit "Silent" Texas Smith until she becomes fascinated with Alexander Austin, the new town parson. The jealous Texas gets into a drunken saloon brawl over Belle, but when the preacher comes to Texas' aid, the two rivals become fast friends. Belle marries Austin, but on a visit to a nearby town, she slips back into her old ways and stops into a dance hall, where she arouses the passions of dandy Jack Malone. Realizing her mistake, she returns home but receives a letter from Jack stating that he will come for her that night. She confides in Texas, who intercepts Jack on the night stage and kills him in a gunfight.