Cast & Crew
John Shefford discovers from a settler that his missing uncle, Lassiter, has trapped himself and a young woman in Paradise Valley by hurling a boulder from a cliff into the only means of egress from the valley. The way toward Paradise Valley lies through a rough frontier settlement, and John joins a wagon train to avoid arousing suspicion. Once in town, he rescues Fay Larkin, the adopted daughter of the woman trapped with his uncle, just as Fay is about to be forced into marriage with Willets, the leader of the outlaw gang that chased his uncle into the valley. John goes to the valley with Fay and rescues his uncle and Fay's guardian. Shadd kidnaps Fay, and John rescues her, killing Shadd.
Fred De Silva
This production is a sequel to The Riders of the Purple Sage, a 1925 Fox film in which Tom Mix played the part of "Lassiter." (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30). Fox made films based on Zane Grey's novel The Rainbow Trail in 1918, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring William Farnum (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20 and in 1931, with Hamilton MacFadden directing and George O'Brien starring (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-40.)