Joe (Paul Bryar) and his gang (Al St.John, Eddie Fetherston, Ted Erwin,
Art Miles) make an escape from prison, and they take innocent Bill (Warren
Hull) - who got arrested because they tricked him into being their driver
without mentioning he is going to drive a getaway car - with them. Soon
though, Joe's gang is rounded up and thrown back into the slammer, only
Bill manages to make good his escape ... even if that means he has towalk
throught he desert without water for days.
... he would have gotten eaten by wolves too, but a German shepherd
dog, ironically called Wolf (Grey Shadow) saves his life, and from then on
they are inseperable.
Eventually, Bill makes it to Tempe, Arizona, befriends young Linda
(Isabel Jewell), and gets a job as her father Doc Harkness' (John Dilson)
assistant. Of course soon enough, Bill and Linda fall in love, and Bill
even becomes quite popular with the townsfolks after saving a girl's life
... which is when the local Sheriff (Lyle Clement) stumbles upon a Wanted
poster with Bill's mug on it and wants to arrest him. Bill however
persuades the Sheriff to give him one more day to explain everything to
On the next day, on his way to the Sheriff, Bill runs into Joe and his
gang who are robbing the local gang ... and somehow it looks as if Bill,
who doesn't even make the slightest attempt to escape, was in cahoots with
them. And since not even the Sheriff believes he is innocent, Bill has to
make an escape - and it's back to the desert for him.
But Joe and his gang soon also find themselves stuck up in the desert
since during their escape, their car has broken down ...
Eventually Bill hooks up with them and tells them he can lead them to
New Mexico, while actually just playing them against one another and
always staying in touch with Linda via Wolf as a sort of carrier pidgeon.
Ultimately Joe has shot his foru accomplices and now it's down to him and
Bill - whom joe can't shoot because he thinks Bill knows the way - to make
it through the desert ... until a car, Linda's car, passes by and Joe
figures with a car he doesn't need Bill anymore and prepares to shoot him
- but out of the car jumps Wolf and saves Bill's life ...
Ultimately, Bill is washed clean of the crimes he didn't even commit
and he promptly marries Linda - while Wolf gets Linda's little doggie ...
Now I'm not a big fan of dogs in feature films, but this film, witht he
dog-scenes rather toned down to those essential in the film, doesn't do
too bad on that account. In all, the film is pretty decent, one of PRC's
better crime dramas that moves along at a reasonable pace, features a
well-written and believable story and profits greatly from the authentic