There are times when it seems that even the Good Lord above might have something personal against the town of Jerusalem – day after day the sun does its utmost to roast the very land upon which the dilapidated town sits.
Johnny Jerusalem is returning home to the town of his namesake. He’d left many years previously in search of a fortune he didn’t find, but no sooner is he home than the little money he has is stolen from him during a bank robbery. Johnny sets out with a young gunslinger to find the culprits who have wronged him.
There’s a posse behind them, bandits ahead of them and soon bullets fly as Johnny and his young companion realize that death comes from all directions.