William Travis is a man who believes in himself…perhaps a little too much.
Suffering from delusions of grandeur, Travis borrows big bucks to fund his law and newspaper offices. (He likes to keep his business affairs separate.)
Unable to pay his enormous debt back, he becomes a pariah in his hometown and is to be arrested and sent to debtor’s prison.
But even when his wife and everyone else tells him to stop believing, Travis keeps believing. So convinced is he that he is destined for greatness that he hightails it to Texas, where an officer’s commission awaits him.