In 1852, Joaquin Murietta is Gold Rush California’s most notorious bandit. The Rangers are hunting for him, with promise of a sizable reward. Ira Beard, a bounty hunter from New York, also decides to go after Joaquin. He has only two men in his posse, but encounters a Spanish lady who will save his life three times. Who will get to Joaquin first, and is that really Joaquin’s head in a bottle?