Fred MacMurray and Oakie play Jim Hawkins and Wahoo Jones, two devil-may-care outlaws who roam the Texas frontier. Their days are numbered, however, when the elite Texas Rangers sweep through to bring law and order to the state. Deciding, "If you want to beat'em, join 'em". Jim and Wahoo enlist in the Rangers in order to stay one jump ahead of the lawmen. But the outlaws are soon engaged in a series of hair-raising adventures, battling Indians and confronting villains who seek to exploit the innocent settlers. As Jim and Wahoo become heroes, they are suddenly in conflict - with themselves and their old partners in crime.