In every way a routine western except for its excellent color photography, Walk Tall by "B"-movie director Maury Dexter relates the struggles of lawman Ed Trask (Willard Parker) to bring in outlaw Ed Carter (Kent Taylor). Carter nearly provokes a war when he and his gang brutally raid a Shoshone community. After Trask captures Carter and leads him off to be tried, troubles begin. Aside from the fact that Carter's henchmen are after Trask, there are problems created both by poisonous snakes and by the poisonous bigotry of a young woman. When push comes to shove, Trask has back-up because a whole legion of Shoshone warriors would also like to see justice done.