Cast & Crew
J. P. Mcgowan
Butch Cassidy and his gang prepare to rob the stage as it passes by their hideout in Deadwood Pass, but the robbery is foiled by one of the passengers, Tom Whitlock. Returning to the city of Deadwood, Tom is greeted as a hero when his exploits are told by another passenger, Betty Rawlins, the daughter of the town's sheriff. Word comes that the notorious outlaw known as The Hawk has broken out of prison and is returning to Deadwood where he has hidden $200,000 in stolen mail money. Inside the Deadwood saloon, Postal Inspector Pete Sorrenson arrests Tom as The Hawk, noting the distinctive tattoo of a hawk on his left arm. Pete leaves Tom in the custody of saloon owner Miteaway Thomas, who makes a deal with Tom to release him for a fifty-fifty split of the stolen loot. When Pete returns with Sheriff Rawlins, Tom shoots at Pete, jumps out the window, and steals a horse. Tom then heads for Deadwood Pass to meet up with Butch Cassidy and his gang, who work with Miteaway. Though Butch initially doubts Tom's claim to be The Hawk, Tom's coolness convinces him. The next day, at the hideout, the boss arrives and tells Felipe, a member of the gang, that Tom is not the real Hawk. Just as the boss is about to expose Tom, though, he is shot and killed by an unknown assailant. Butch orders the pass closed until the killer is found. When Butch falls asleep drunk, Tom switches clothes with him and rides into town. At the Rawlins' house, Tom meets with the sheriff and Pete, whose phony gunshot wound was nursed by an unsuspecting Betty, and Betty discovers that Tom is a postal inspector, too. Tom's hawk tattoo is revealed to be a map of Deadwood Pass on which the location of the stolen money is marked. Tom returns to the gang's hideout with the sheriff's horse, then after knocking out the guards, sends the horse back with the message that the pass is open. Meanwhile, the real Hawk has arrived at the hideout with Miteaway and identifies Felipe as an insurance agent he met in prison. Tom arrives and shoots Butch before he can shoot Felipe, then the two escape as Betty discovers Tom's message and a posse is formed. Tom and Felipe find the money but become pinned down by the outlaws. Felipe is shot and Tom orders him to take the money to the sheriff, leaving him alone against the gang. As Tom and Butch wrestle each other, the posse arrives with Felipe and Tom captures Butch. After Felipe thanks Tom for saving his life, he is revealed as the person who shot the boss, thus saving Tom. Finally aware of his true nature, Betty rides off with Tom.
J. P. Mcgowan
Buffalo Bill Jr.
According to modern sources, the film was produced and distributed by Freuler Film Assoc., under the brand name of Monarch Productions.