Orson Welles and Jeff Chandler star in Man in the Shadow, a modern-day Western with bite and social significance. As the new sheriff in town, Ben Sadler (Chandler) believes in justice. As owner of the Golden Empire ranch, Virgil Renchler (Welles) makes his own rules, obeyed by a town that needs his business. When the brutal murder of a Mexican farm worker is covered up by all who fear its perpetrator, the formidable Renchler, Sadler fights a lonely and dangerous battle against the entire county. Up against a master manipulator, more than one attempt is made on his life. Suspense mounts steadily to a showdown - in which only one man can win.