Cast & Crew
In 1868, government agent Steve Holden, who is a member of a peace commission that is attempting to avert an Indian uprising, pays a surprise visit to Colonel Dennison, an old friend, and is introduced to Cronin, the regiment scout. During a meeting at the fort between Steve, his friend Chief Eagle, the chief's son Running Wolf and Dennison, the chief is shot by a gunman hiding outside the room. Steve runs after the culprit, who eludes him. When he returns to the fort, Steve discovers that the chief is dead and Running Wolf has been taken prisoner. Steve tries to convince Dennison that war will break out if Running Wolf does not return to his people, but Dennison sends the Indian to the guardhouse. That night, Steve, dressed as the masked avenger The Durango Kid, releases Running Wolf. The next day, Steve notices a distinctive boot print near a window and asks traveling shoemaker Smiley Burnette to watch for anyone who gives him boots with that mark to repair. Meanwhile, Cronin, who is attempting to stir up an Indian war in order to sell guns to the Indians, tries to turn Running Wolf against all other white men. By accident, Smiley discovers that the boots belong to Cronin and gets the information to Steve. With the help of Dennison's son Ronald, Jr., Cronin is finally captured. Steve proves to the Indians that Cronin is Chief Eagle's killer, and war is prevented.
William Shakespeare Hays
For additional information about "The Durango Kid" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for The Return of the Durango Kid.