Tex Larimee is a grizzled Arizona sheriff who’s leaving the deserts of Cactus County behind, blazing a trail east to mix it up with The Slickers in the canyons of Manhattan. Years later, Clint Eastwood would follow the exact same trail in Coogan’s Bluff - a western lawman on the loose in New York City. Tex’s welcome to New York is a rude one. Robbed of his cash, gun, and badge, he’s locked in a room in back of a run-down bar. Breaking out of the bar, he goes looking for his best friend…only to find him dead, his throat cut.
In an attempt to reclaim his stolen oil fields, Bob Sherman secretly hires on as a deckhand aboard the yacht of Herbert Marmion, the man who ruthlessly stole them. When a hurricane sends the yacht to an uncharted island, the entire crew is captured by pirates—including Marmion’s beautiful daughter.