Cast & Crew
After a series of wrecks and robberies, Gilbert Henderson, superintendent of the Mountain Division of the Tidewater Railroad, is confronted by railroad president J. H. Powers. Just as one of Henderson's inspectors is about to reveal the name of the man responsible for the trouble, he is shot through an open window by an unidentified gunman, who is then pursued by Tidewater engineer Barney McGuire and passenger Jim Conway. When the unsuccessful chase is over, Jim volunteers to help Henderson round up the thieves, unaware that McGuire's son Tim, who is in debt to the gang leader, "Black Jack" Bolivar, has been using his position as Henderson's assistant to provide the gang with the necessary shipping information. Now desperate, Tim goes to Black Jack's hideout and is followed by a suspicious Jim, who, after hearing Tim's confession, engages in a fierce fight with the gangsters. Barely escaping from the hideout, Jim tells Tim that if he helps him to catch the gang, his father will never know of his gambling or criminal involvement. Soon after, Black Jack taps the railroad telegraph wires and, after hearing that Powers' son will be arriving to take over the investigation, sends "Duke" Malloy, a former actor, to impersonate the son and secure information about a gold shipment that McGuire is to deliver. Tipped off by Duke, the gangsters kidnap McGuire's daughter Mary and board the train, but are forced to jump off with Mary after Jim and Tim fight with them on top of the train cars. Duke, meanwhile, breaks into the Tidewater safe, stealing the gold shipment worth $50,000. Back at their hideout, Duke arrives with the gold, but when they open one of the boxes, an alarm is triggered, which leads Jim, Tim and the posse to the hideout. Jim and Tim defeat the gang and rescue Mary. Jim then reveals that he is actually Powers' son and asks Mary to go to church with him, soon.
Robert "buddy" Shaw
A Film Daily production news item includes Bob McKenzie in the cast, but his participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Other titles listed as releases of Imperial Distributing Corp. in the 1934-35 Motion Picture Almanac also appeared in 1936 Motion Picture Herald release charts. It is possible, therefore, that this film was re-released in 1936.