Cast & Crew
While a gang of outlaws attempts to rob the pack train of Tonia Mendoza and her father, Don Felipe, who are the owners of a valuable gold mine, Blackjack, a notorious bandit, watches from a distance. When the bandits discover the gold bags are empty, Tonia and Don Felipe are kidnapped but, to their surprise, are soon rescued by Blackjack. Later, Blackjack rides into the town of Rawlins, where he is recognized and arrested by Sheriff Hank Jones. Before the sheriff jails him, however, Blackjack escapes with the help of wealthy rancher Duke Lawson and rides to the sheriff's home. There, he is met by Tonia, who has come to speak with the sheriff. Although she denounces him as an outlaw, Tonia hides Blackjack in the house and then engages the sheriff and Duke in conversation long enough to facilitate his escape. Blackjack heads for Duke's ranch, where he overhears Duke and his foreman, Butch, discussing the earlier raid and abduction and their plans for a second raid on the Mendoza gold mine. Before Blackjack can get away, he is caught by two of Duke's men and is sent into the Badlands on a wild horse. Blackjack's faithful horse Raven, however, follows the wild horse and eventually rescues his master. While Raven rides to town with a note for the sheriff, Blackjack walks to the Mendoza gold mine. When Blackjack arrives at the mine, he discovers that Duke and his men are holding Tonia and Don Felipe prisoner, while laying siege to the mine. Blackjack battles the gang and, with help from the sheriff and his posse, kills Duke and rescues the Mendozas. After the bandits are rounded up, Blackjack reveals that he is actually a United States marshal named Driftin' Slim Stanley. His reputation cleared, Blackjack embraces Tonia.
Publicity material for this film notes that the picture was based on a story titled "Driftin' Slim." It is not known if this story was a screen original; no author is cited. Although a print of this film was not viewed, the above credits were taken from a British release print. That print was titled His Last Adventure. Modern sources claim that this film was a 1932 release, and that Armand Schaefer, not Oliver Drake, directed the picture. Oliver Drake is listed in modern sources as screenwriter. Herman Hack and Bartlett Carre (the film's assistant director) are included in the cast by modern sources. In addition, modern sources claim that actor Bill Patton actually played the part of "Pedro," while Ted Adams played "Duke Lawson."