Thieves and rustlers Robert Hightower (John Wayne), Pete Fuerte (Pedro Armendáriz) and the Abilene Kid (Harry Carey Jr.) rob a bank in a small Arizona town. Pursued across the desert by the indefatigable Sheriff Buck Sweet (Ward Bond), the trio lose their horses, suffer injuries, and come across a stranded woman (Mildred Natwick) who is dying while giving birth. Promising to carry the woman's newborn to safety, the repentant criminals struggle to reach the village of New Jerusalem.
Director: John Ford
Producer: John Ford and Merian Cooper
Cast: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Charles Halton, Jane Darwell, Mae Marsh, Guy Kibbee, Dorothy Ford, Ben Johnson, Michael Dugan, Don Summers, Fred Libby, Hank Worden, Jack Pennick, Francis Ford, Richard Hageman and Cliff Lyons