Cast & Crew
Bill Dane quits Kells's outlaw gang and leaves with Banty, a crippled old-timer to whom he gave his share of some booty. They attempt to prevent another wagon robbery. The driver is killed, but Bill manages to save the passenger, Jane Adams, after she loses control of the horses. The trailer, supposedly filled with gold bullion, disengages from the wagon and falls over a cliff. After the bandits scramble down to it, they find only groceries. Bill and Banty see Jane and the gold safely to Silver City, where her father owns a mine. Bill's good deed prompts Jane's father, Frank, to give Bill and Banty room and board, and the townspeople pay for an operation to fix Banty's ailing back. The town later nominates Bill to be their first sheriff. Frank, however, is aware that Bill is the infamous "Texas Gun Fighter." After Bill and Jane fall in love, Bill is determined to remain honest, even after he is given the combination for the bullion safe. Just as Bill is about to propose to Jane, Kells appears and tries to coerce him into robbing the vault. Bill goes along with the scheme, intending to entrap Kells. After the getaway, Kells ties up Bill, while the town forms a posse, having been informed that their new sheriff stole the bullion. Bill escapes and returns to Jane, who maintains faith in him. He and Banty ride to the old hideout and engage in a gunfight with the gang, but Banty is shot and dies. After the posse arrives, led to the scene by Bill's intelligent horse, they arrest the bandits. Bill's capture of Kells proves his worthiness as sheriff and as Jane's suitor.
Frank Hall Crane
Although Motion Picture Herald lists Jim Mason's character as "Drag Fells," he was simply called "Kells" in the film. A modern source includes Jack Rockwell, Frank Ellis, Blackjack Ward, Bob Burns and Bud McClure in the cast.