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Bradley (Clarence Brooks) and his henchman Connors (Tom Southern) shoot
Dennison (Leonard Christmas) while fighting over his radium mine, and when
they see two strangers approaching, they hide his body, thinking he's dead
(he isn't). The strangers are Bob (Herb Jeffries) and Dusty (Lucius
Brooks), who just wantd to stop by Dennison's place for some food, but
immediately notice something's fishy, but can't figure out what.
Soon enough, Bob and Dusty are hired by Watson (Spencer Williams) as
new ranchhands, and Bob soon realizes that something's fishy about the
ranch's foreman - who incidently is Connors. Soon enough, Bob, who figures
Connors has something to do with the disappearance of Dennison, starts an
investigation for real, while clumsy Dusty and the even clumsier cook Slim
(F.E.Miller) gloriously bungle up their own little investigation.
Bradly soon realizes that Bob is onto him, but since he always wanted
to get rid of Connors anyways, he just shoots him in cold blood and puts
the blame on Bob ... who is soon enough arrested. Bob soon enough breaks
out of jail though, saves the life of Dennison's daughter Margaret (Artie
Young) and has a showdown with Bradley in Dennison's shack. And only when
Bob has defeated Bradley does Dennison show up, not dead at all but very
protective of his radium mine which is located in the cellar under the
An all-black Western, which was - like pretty much all all-black movies
of its time - made on a shoestring, and it shows. However, if you can
ignore the lack of elaborate action or the limitation of sets the film has
to offer as a result of its budgetary constraints, the film isn't too bad,
a nice if routine Western/murder mystery, with singer Herb Jeffries
playing a black version of Gene Autry, back then the leading singing
cowboy of filmland - but if you ask me, I'd take Jeffries over Autry
anytime, singing wise at least.