Once upon a time, conman Doc Boatwright (Errol Flynn) has sold a saloon
in a quiet little town to Adie (Patricia Barry) and Mike Walker (Peter
Hansen), claiming the town will be hit by the goldrush in no time ... but
the goldrush never came, and the town remained much too quiet to make much
of a business out of a saloon. Mike doesn't care too much because he has
found his true calling as a horse doctor anyways, but Adie desperately
wants to make it big.
Then Boatwright returns to town and by accident discovers that the
bricks the saloon is made of contain gold ... and suddenly he wants the
saloon back, and as he doesn't have enough money to buy it back, he sends
his assistant Hermie (James McCallion) to collect loose bricks from the
saloon while he is inside sweettalking Adie. However, he is a little too
good in that as Adie soon falls for him and thinks he's going to take her
with him to St.Louis, a situation Boatwright desperately tries to get out
of, since all he wants is this saloon that is virtually made of gold.
In the meantime though, Mike has found out the secret of the saloon as
well and has learned about Boatwright's con and his wife's dreams ... and
since he wants to get rid of his wife anyways, he makes a deal with
Boatwright: Boatwright is to keep all the bricks he has stolen from the
saloon if he writes Adie a letter that will lure her to Chicago - while
whith the gold from the saloon, Mike will finally fulfill himself his
life's dream and build a horse clinic ...
Nothing great maybe but an entertaining little piece of television that
is nicely acted - especially Errol Flynn is almost too good as the
sweet-talking conman - and emphasizes on the humourous aspects of its
story without getting silly. Good likeable fun, also (at under half an
hour) short enough to not drag out its story.
One of Errol Flynn's very last acting job by the way (he died later in