Don Arturo Bordega, the leader of a wealthy group of Spanish Californians who are tired of Mexican rule, and fear British, French and Russian claims on the territory, are fighting for peace and freedom under the United States of America. Fredo Brios, another Spanish California, secretly plots for the Russians to take over, as he has been promised to be named the Russian governor. While leading the fight against Brios, Bordega meets and falls in love with Julie Lawrence, the daughter of an American settler.
Cornel Wilde ... Don Arturo Bordega
Teresa Wright ... Julie Lawrence
Alfonso Bedoya ... José Martínez
Lisa Ferraday ... Helena de Gagarine
Eugene Iglesias ... Ernesto Brios