Popular C&W singer Jim Stafford heads the cast of the "four waller" Kid Colter. The main character is not Stafford, however, but young Jeremy Shamos, playing a city boy abducted by mountain men. Shamos is abandoned in the wilds of the Pacific northwest by his captors. Though it is assumed that the boy will die from exposure, he proves to have hitherto untapped reserves of strength. The boy's methods of surviving his ordeal, and his ultimate reunification with his family, are played out before some of the most breathtaking natural backdrops in America. Though the plot reeks of "movie of the week" exploitation, Kid Colter is eminently suitable for every member of the family.