Oscar Wilde, dressed as an English dandy, arrives in the mining town of Leadville during his lecture tour of America. He discovers that the town is run by Madame Augusta and her henchman, Sheriff Willie. Together they lie, cheat, even hang a man to extend their control. Augusta's daughter, Frenchie, the local beauty, is pursued by Willie, but is in love with her mother's enemy. Oscar is soon joined by Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales. Oscar outwits the bad guys, frees Leadville, and rescues young love.