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Sandy Doyle (Harrington Reynolds), gambler and political chief of a small border town, seeks to gain control of the Bar-X Ranch, owned by Rufe Rickson (Joseph Girard), to further some undercover activities of his own. He counts on Rickson's inability to stay away from gambling as the means to his ultimate success. Government investigator Oliver Shea (Milton Frome) and his assistant, Dan Haggerty (Vince Barnett), start a fight in Doyle's place when they see Rickson being cheated and are invited to the Bar-X where Oliver and Helen Rickson (Dorothy Page), Rufe's daughter, discover interest in each other and Dan finds himself pursued by Bell (Lynn Mayberry), the ranch cook. Sheriff Larson (Frank Ellis) brings the prize money for the $5,000 race of the Rodeo Association, and that night it is stolen from her safe. The next day, Doyle says it was paid to him by Rickson for a gambling debt. Realizing that she must be free in order to prove her father's innocence, and that now her horse, Snowy, must win the race, Helen confesses to the theft and makes good her escape. Her sleuthing establishes that Doyle has been engaged in ore-smuggling activities, and his intent to gain the Bar-X is because the ranch offers a perfect crossing place for his gang, who salt the smuggled silver into a non-productive mine and ship it to the Mint as domestic production.
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|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||not available|
|Release Date:||1939||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:||Grand National Pictures, Inc.|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||Coronado Films, Inc.|