Cast & Crew
Al "fuzzy" St. John
Barlow, a crooked banker, and his partner Taylor are plotting to take control of the entire Wolf Valley. To accomplish their goal they have hired gunslinger Rusty Bradford. After Bradford orders Billy Carson, a gold miner who opposes Barlow and Taylor, to leave the valley, Billy defies him and a fight ensues. When Bradford pulls a pistol on Billy, Billy shoots him in self-defense. Soon after, Barlow arrives and accuses Billy of murdering Bradford. Aware that Barlow intends to frame Billy for murder, Billy's sidekick, Fuzzy Jones, sneaks up behind Barlow and knocks him unconscious. To thwart Barlow's scheme, Billy decides to turn himself in to judge James Ryan and instructs Fuzzy to ride to the Circle C ranch to inform Ma Clark, the owner of the ranch, what has transpired. In search of Billy, Barlow and Taylor ride to the ranch to question Ma's daughter Pat, who is also Billy's sweetheart. After accusing Billy of murder, the two depart. Infuriated by their accusations, Ma climbs into her buckboard to warn Ryan, her fiancée, about Barlow's nefarious motives, but she is stopped by Barlow's thugs and forced to return to the ranch house. As Ma loads her gun to resist Barlow, Fuzzy arrives at the ranch to notify her that Billy is turning himself in to the judge. At the trial, Barlow testifies that Billy murdered Bradford in cold blood. When Pat objects that she heard Bradford threaten to kill Billy, several bystanders corroborate her testimony. The judge then drops the murder charge against Billy, but sentences him to jail for thirty days for disturbing the peace. When Ma and Fuzzy, who are acting as Billy's lawyers, protest, the judge explains that he is jailing Billy to protect him from Barlow. In Billy's absence, Barlow and Taylor initiate a reign of terror aimed at running the ranchers out of the valley. Realizing his mistake, the judge releases Billy and the sheriff deputizes him. After rejoining Fuzzy, Billy discovers that Barlow's men have jumped their claim and stolen their gold. Meanwhile, at the Circle C, Ma is in danger of losing the ranch to Barlow, who theatens to foreclose unless she repays the money he has loaned her. Barlow has arranged to have Ma's cattle rustled so that she has no assets with which to pay him. When Billy and Fuzzy learn of Ma's predicament, they steal their gold back from Barlow's thugs and then give it to Ma so that she can pay her debt. After Ma delivers the gold, Barlow is about to deposit it in his safe when Billy appears and reclaims it. While Billy confronts Barlow, Fuzzy and several of Ma's ranch hands hold up the stage carrying Barlow's money. Disguising himself as Jose Gonzales from south of the border, Billy takes the money and offers to buy some stolen cattle from Barlow. The greedy Barlow agrees to sell Billy 2,000 herd and dispatches two of his henchmen to lead him to the cattle. Fuzzy and the sheriff follow Billy to the herd and take the rustlers into custody. One of the outlaws escapes, however, and rides into town to warn Barlow. When Billy arrives in town to arrest Barlow, Taylor is waiting in ambush, but Billy beats both Barlow and Taylor to the draw and guns them down. All ends happily as the judge returns the deeds that Barlow and Taylor had stolen from the ranchers, and peace is restored in Wolf Valley.
Al "fuzzy" St. John
Although a Hollywood Reporter production chart adds Slim Whitaker and Frank Ellis to the cast, their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. For additional information on the "Billy Carson" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry above for Devil Riders. Modern sources add Bert Dillard, Dan White, Tex Williams, Ray Henderson, Carl Mathews, Artie Ortego, Silver Tip Baker, Tex Cooper, Silver Harr, Jess Cavan, Wally West, Herman Hack, George Morrell, Horace B. Carpenter and Jimmy Aubrey to the cast.