It's 1900, and unscrupulous lumber baron Jim Fallon (Kirk Douglas) schemes to use a new law to his advantage to exploit California's redwood forests. The only thing standing in his way is the Quaker colony that homesteaded much of the land that he desires. These Quakers, lead by Elder Bixby (Charles Meredith) try to persuade him to spare the giant sequoias - the trees Jim wants the most!
Fallon, a shrewd businessman and an expert in deception, discovers that he's not the only one after this claim and forms a most unlikely alliance. Sweeping scenery and astounding action make this film thoroughly enjoyable right through to its exciting climax.