Cast & Crew
After bandits terrorize several towns along the Mexican-American border, the Dallas division head of the U.S. Marshals sends Marshal Brady to Pecos to investigate. Rancher Tom Sterling and his sidekick, Lopez Mendoza, are also headed to Pecos after hearing that Tom's friend, a sheriff, has been murdered. When they encounter Moose Mason, Red and Ace, outlaws from Duke Lawson's gang, harassing a family of settlers over their taxes, Tom and Lopez run off the thugs. Moose reports back to Lawson about Tom and Lopez's interference, but Lawson has received advance warning of Brady's arrival and sends Moose to get rid of him. Tom and Lopez find Brady, who has been shot. However, Sugar Grey, a little girl, guides them all to her nearby ranch, where her older sister Betty helps Tom remove the bullet from Brady. Betty allows Brady to convalesce at the ranch, and the grateful marshal deputizes Tom, who hopes to avenge the death of his friend. Tom and Lopez pose as Betty's ranch hands, but when they go into town, Moose identifies them to Lawson as the troublemakers. As Tom hopes to infiltrate the gang, Lopez is puzzled when Tom picks a fight with Lawson, but Tom's rough approach works, and Lawson, who runs the town, appoints him to be the new sheriff after bending to his demands to get a cut of all their robberies. After Tom overhears Lawson's plans to rob the stagecoach, he asks Betty to round up a posse of ranchers to lie in wait, but Lawson is suspicious of Tom and robs the stagecoach elsewhere. Lawson's suspicions are confirmed after he sees Tom with the waiting ranchers. Later, Tom proposes that the gang rob the bank, and Lawson tells him to meet the gang first at Moose's shack in the hills. Unknown to Tom, Lawson has sent Moose to Betty's ranch to search for Brady. As Brady has recovered enough to ride, he, Betty and the ranchers go to town to wait for the robbery, while Tom goes to meet the gang at the shack. Lawson and the gang take Tom hostage and leave him bound to a chair, while they rob the bank. However, little Sugar has followed Tom to the shack and frees him. Tom arrives in town just as the posse engages in a gunfight with the outlaws. The outlaws are killed one by one, and when Duke takes Sugar hostage, Tom manages to shoot the outlaw without harming Sugar. Later Brady gives the reward money to Betty and Sugar, and then he, Tom and Lopez leave Pecos.
Joseph E. Winner
A modern source includes Franklyn Farnum and Jack Ingram in the cast. Following the release of this film, Tom Keene, who began acting in silent films under the name George Duryea, changed his name to Richard Powers.