Young lawyer John Storn (Tom Keene) convinces the folks of a small
Indiana town to accompany him to Virginia City to make it in silver
mining, however, once there the Indiana crowd soon rund ito trouble with
local lawyer Hammond (Robert Fiske), who tries to keep them from mining
silver on their own, and he virtually has the judge (Henry Roquemore) in
his bag ... but then a new judge, Avery (William Worthington) arrives who
is more sympathetic to John's cause - and whose daughter Linda (Gwynne
Shipman) soon falls for John.
After many run-ins of John and Hammond,
both in- and outside of the courtroom, one of which leaves John's young
brother Danny (Jimmy Butler) crippled, they have a showdown in front of
the judge - but Hammond thinks he has seen to it that the judge will see
things his way by having kidnapped Linda - but somehow, crippled Danny can
alarm John just in time so he can free Linda, and judge Avery rules in
favour of the Indiana crowd.
James Bush plays Mark Twain as a newspaper
editor sympathetic to the Indiana folks' cause.
A B Western
that's actually more of a courtroom drama, and it is intelligently enough
written to work as one. On the other hand, unfortunately, the film is also
rather boring and lacking on the action side of things, with the
excitement-free finale being rather a letdown and the whole crippled-Danny
subplot bordering on the cheesy.
Not totally bad, but not really worth