Cast & Crew
While on the stagecoach taking her to Virginia City to visit her brother Dave, Janet Rand sees White Eagle, a Pony Express rider, race by. In town, White Eagle fights with Bart over his treatment of Silver, his horse, and his young friend, Zachariah Kershaw. Bart is in league with Gregory, who poses as a Pony Express agent. Gregory orders Bart to waylay the stage carrying Janet because he fears it carries a letter that reveals he is a criminal. Shortly afterward, the townspeople receive news that Indians attacked the stage, but White Eagle discovers that the raiders were white men. When Dave and others follow White Eagle's trail, they find that he has saved Janet from a mountain lion. A month later, Dave worries that Janet is spending too much time with White Eagle and reminds her that White Eagle is an Indian. White Eagle's father, Gray Wolf, also disapproves of their friendship and advises White Eagle to return to his people. White Eagle, however, believes that peace can exist between Indians and settlers. White Eagle discovers Bart and his gang disguised as Indians, but the townspeople believe he made up the story to deceive them. Zach helps White Eagle escape from the angry settlers, but when he returns to his Indian village, he finds it burned and all the inhabitants massacred. When White Eagle warns Janet about an Indian attack, Dave tells him that he is not wanted among the settlers. White Eagle joins the Indians, saves Janet during an attack, and turns her over to Captain Blake of the cavalry. White Eagle supports Blake's offer of peace during a meeting of the chieftains and believes Blake's promise that he will see justice done. When Gray Wolf overhears White Eagle say that he will neither return to Virginia City nor forget Janet, he tells him that he was adopted as an infant, after he was saved from a burning fort. White Eagle's real father was Major Harvey, and his real name is John Harvey. White Eagle rejoins the Pony Express, and when Blake learns Gregory's plans, he sends White Eagle after him. Meanwhile, Gregory has abducted Dave and Janet and plans to force her into marriage. White Eagle leads Gregory, who has killed Bart, into an ambush, saves the Rands and is reunited with Janet.
White Eagle was also the title of a 1941 Buck Jones serial. Modern sources add Alf James to the cast.