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Fuzzy St. John
A stagecoach is held up by Matt Conway and two others who take the mail pouch and remove an envelope addressed to Jim Thornton in Gold Valley. Meanwhile, Lash and his sidekick, Fuzzy Q. Jones, arrive at the entrance to Gold Valley en route to the ranch owned by Jim Thornton, who has asked for their help. Later, Conway delivers the letter to "The Boss," who tells him that they will soon control every gold mine in that part of the country. Conway and his cronies shoot up the Three Deuces saloon as Lash and Fuzzy are passing through town. There is no sheriff in the town so Lash intervenes and tells them to leave. Lash then goes to see Mayor Evans, who is also owner of the Gold Valley Mining and Land Co., and asks him for directions to the Thornton ranch. On their way there, Fuzzy's nose is itchy, a sure sign of trouble, so they split up. Lash goes through a pass while Fuzzy rides along the ridge, but when Lash is ambushed by Conway and his men, Fuzzy comes to the rescue. When they arrive at the ranch, they are told by foreman Joe Quirt that Thornton is not there. However Thornton's niece June recognizes Fuzzy and explains that her uncle has been missing for three days. Before leaving, he told June he was expecting a letter from Sacramento which she thinks may be an assayer's report, but it has not arrived. As Lash looks through her uncle's strongbox, he finds some gold nuggets, indicating that there is a gold mine somewhere on the property. The next day, Lash and Fuzzy locate the mine and find Thornton's body. At the ranch, Lash tells June that he suspects Quirt of being implicated in her uncle's killing and that by involving him in a trap, he may lead them to the gang's boss. When June later asks Evans if her uncle had told him about a major gold strike he made, Evans replies that he did and that he also brought in some ore samples which Evans told him were practically worthless. June then tells him that she is about to mail a letter her uncle wanted sent to Sacramento. On her way back to the ranch, June evades two gunmen, after which Quirt overhears Lash tell June that Quirt must have tipped off Conway about her return trip to the ranch. Fuzzy spots Quirt listening, but fails to capture him, and Lash chases after him on horseback. After a long fight, Lash gets Quirt to confess his involvement, and when Conway and henchman Sliver later hold up the stage for the mail pouch containing the letter June sent, Lash and Fuzzy are watching. When Conway and Sliver deliver the envelope to "the Boss," now revealed to be Mayor Evans, Lash and Fuzzy follow. The envelope contains a document transferring Thornton's claim to his niece, and Evans intends to replace her name with his. When Conway and Sliver demand their shares immediately, Evans draws a gun on them. After Lash overhears Evans admit helping Conway and Sliver kill Thornton, he and Fuzzy enter, with their guns drawn. Lash informs Evans that he was the only other person who knew about the fake envelope that June mailed and that Quirt is going to turn state's evidence to a U.S. Marshal who is on his way to Gold Valley. Evans tries to escape but Lash captures him with his whip. Finally, June invites Lash and Fuzzy to stay and although Lash must move on, he leaves Fuzzy to help her for a while.
Fuzzy St. John
Although Vin Taylor is listed as set decorator in the onscreen credits, the Prod Encyc lists him as art director for the film and credits Theodore Offenbecker with set decorations. Actor Britt Wood's first name is incorrectly spelled "Brit" in the onscreen credits. The film's foreword lists a legendary law man as "Wyatt Erpt." Modern sources add Bob Woodward to the cast.