During the Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers.
A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?
A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems.
Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.