Cast & Crew
Robert J. Horner
In the San Bernardino Mountains, the Alamo Pass gang terrorizes the local ranchers by forcing them at gunpoint to pay tolls along the only accessible cattle route in the area. When ranchers refuse to pay the toll, which is levied against every head of cattle, they are killed by the outlaws. After one such defiant rancher, veteran Steve Harding, is murdered, a coroner's inquest is conducted, and the resulting fury among his fellow cattlemen leads to the formation of a vigilante group. Bill Bowers, the hard-fighting chairman of the new group, vows to discover the identity of the gang's leader and bring him to justice. At the same time, Molly Spellman, Bill's childhood sweetheart and neighbor, returns to the area from an Eastern finishing school to take charge of the family ranch, which has been crippled by the sudden death of her father. Molly's "big city" ideas about making her large ranch more efficient causes friction with Bill, and the couple separates. Determined to get her stock to market without paying the bandits' toll, Molly disregards the advice of the vigilantes and starts her roundup and cattle trek. The bandits, however, discover Molly's plan and stop her from completing her mission. Using a carefully laid trap, Bill comes to Molly's rescue, outsmarts the gang and restores justice to the area.
Robert J. Horner
No contemporary reviews for this film were found. The above information was taken from publicity items for the production, which is referred to in these items as part of the "Aywon Ranch" series. The film was submitted to the New York State Censor Board in 1935. According to modern sources, actor Bill Cody made three films, including this title, for Aywon in early 1934. Modern sources note that Nathan Hirsh, the head of Aywon Films, produced the film and add Budd Buster to the cast.