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Tim Clark (Tim McCoy) is legally driven off his land by moneylender
Russell (Wheeler Oakman), whom he accuses of rustling without proof, and
he goes away prospecting for two years. In the meantime, Russell tries to
get his hands on the land of Clark's sweetheart Betty (Alice Day) as well,
using some dirty moneylending tricks, but when Betty has only days to pay
back her debts, Clark returns and promises her to get her the money in
time. This night, the bank is robbed and a bank clerk killed, and when
Clark shows up at Betty's doorstep with the promised money shortly
thereafter, it doesn't take Russell long to accuse Clark of robbing the
bank, to which even the local Sheriff (Tully Marshall) has to agree, even
though he believes Clark is innocent and hates Russell with every fiber of
his body. Still, Clark manages to convince the Sheriff to keep him out of
jail, and instead he helps the Sheriff in starting some serious
Meanwhile, Russell gets more and more jumpy, mainly
because it was him, his henchman Yokum (Richard Alexander) and deputy
Bendix (Walter Brennan) who have really robbed the bank. So he sends Yokum
to kill Clark, and when that fails, he convinces Bendix to duel Clark and
offers to be the deputy's backup - but in the resulting shootout, Russell
accidently shoots Clark and is shot dead by Clark himself. With his dying
breath, the deputy confesses to everything including rustling Clark's
And where did the money Clark gave to Betty come from? you might
Why, from his prospecting days of course, he has found a mine so
rich it's liable to create a gold rush all by itself ...
plays one of Clark's sidekicks, but he's left with virtually nothing to
Not too great a B-Western, as it's based on a rather dull
and predictable story, and has not too much action to make up for it.
Sure, a few of the plot's twists are at least intersting, but not enough
to make this a good film, or a good B-Western even.