Gary Gray (Bob Steele) arrives only to be caught up in the rustling activities of Ben Holt (Jack Rockwell) and his gang. First Holt brands him for rustling and then frames him for murder. Proven innocent, Gary foils the gang's stage holdup and then heads after Holt whom he now knows to be the real killer. But Holt knows he is coming and waits unseen in ambush.
November 12, 2019 Subject:
Bob Steele - Mean Looking, Tough Fighting, Tender Hearted
A good, although typical western - bad guy deceiving everyone, until...until Bob Steele happens to pass along the trail. Steele gives a good performance as a law-abiding cowboy sucked into a cattle rustling scheme, then blamed for the rustling and subsequently murder. For all his professed innocence, he gets branded with a hot iron by the rustler, put in jail by the sheriff, and turned in at gunpoint be the girl he loves. As usual Charles King and Jack Rockwell are convincing as villains. Margaret Marquis, who made 17 films between 1932-43, 7 uncredited, is the stick figure love interest who Steele ends up with. Lots of action - riding, human branding, gun fights, good fist fights, riding - keep the action moving. And, thankfully this is a western - there is no comedy and no singing - just good guys and bad guys fighting it out.
February 5, 2012 Subject:
A Bob Steele/Robert Bradbury Collaboration
This is one of the better Bob Steele entries for Supreme Pictures. His father Robert N. Bradbury, his also frequent writer/director put together a pretty fair little western here. Very tight with a cast full of pros. Jack Rockwell plays against his usual stalworth type of lawman/good guy and plays a lying, cheating murderous desperate crook. Steele is Steele and very good. Budd Buster gets a special mention. Sound and picture quality is very good. When I played this, the film was somewhat jerky, but watchable. Enjoy.