Cast & Crew
Two cowboys, Fiddlin' and Banty, ride into a town and find it deserted. They locate the entire population at the train depot, awaiting the arrival of Mr. Harriman, a wealthy financier who grew up there. To cover up the fact that their gang is robbing the bank and post office, Fiddlin' and Banty perform some songs. Harriman's daughter Ann is smitten by Fiddlin', but he and Banty are arrested after the robberies are discovered and a boy says he saw Banty giving signals. Using ventriloquism and his intelligent horse, "Tarzan," Fiddlin' escapes with Banty. They foil the posse's attempt to capture them and send the posse home through the desert in their socks. Later in the evening, Fiddlin' serenades Ann under her balcony, and she maintains her faith in him despite the incriminating circumstances. Wolf, the leader of the bandits, suspects that Fiddlin' is going to kidnap Ann and keep all of the ransom money, so he kidnaps her himself. Swede, another member of the gang, captures Fiddlin' and leaves him tied up in a cabin that quickly becomes consumed by fire. Fiddlin' escapes with the help of "Tarzan" and rides to the hideout. Banty gets shot trying to protect Fiddlin' and discovers his pal is actually a government agent sent to investigate the theft of United States mail. Before he dies, Banty alerts the posse to head for the hideout, while Fiddlin' takes on the gang by himself. After a fight, Fiddlin' bests Wolf, who falls off a cliff to his death. Fiddlin' and Ann pledge their love for each other.
Copyright records include the name "Baskette" next to the title, but no explanation of Baskette's connection to the film is provided. The plot summary in the copyright records and the film itself call Joe Girrard's character "Kerriman," but onscreen credits list the character as "Harriman." In addition, copyright records refer to Gloria Shea's character as "Patricia," and the ranch as the "Flying Wedge" instead of the "Flying A," as it is called in the film. In the copyright plot synopsis, Wolf does not fall to his death, but becomes "...overcome and unconscious, and the posse round[s] up the bandit gang."