John Wayne and a baby? That's right, and they make a pretty good combination in this fairytale Western. Wayne stars as Robert Hightower, one of three outlaws who discover a woman about to have a baby in a covered wagon (and you thought going into labor in a hospital was challenging). She dies giving birth and the outlaws promise to care for the child. They find the baby clothes and food, read the baby books and ultimately keep their promise of caring for the newborn. But they're also trying to escape from the law. When he's finally caught, Hightower is offered a suspended sentence if he'll give up the child -- he refuses.