Cast & Crew
A United States deputy marshal tracks Black Pete and his gang and interrupts their attack on a gold miner. After the marshal is wounded in a dynamite explosion, Pete, believing the marshal to be dead, rides off to hold up a stagecoach, which is supposed to be carrying a shipment of the miner's gold. During the robbery, one of Pete's men forces passenger Hezekiah Simmons to strip and hand over his dress suit. Later the bandit finds a letter in the suit from Hezekiah's aunt in which a plot to swindle local girl Dorothy Horton out of her inheritance is discussed. According to his aunt's scheme, Hezekiah is to arrive at the Horton ranch minutes before the reading of Dorothy's father's will, which stipulates that if Dorothy is to receive the family fortune, she must be married by noon on her eighteenth birthday. Because the aunt has arranged for the will to be read on Dorothy's eighteenth birthday, she knows that Dorothy will be forced to marry the first bachelor she sees. While Hezekiah wanders frantically in his underwear, the marshal sneaks up on Pete, but is ambushed by another outlaw and is thrown into a cabin, which is then set on fire. The clothes bandit shows up at the Horton ranch and, claiming to be Hezekiah, prepares to marry Dorothy, who has been advised by family friend Judge Williams to go through with the ceremony. Just before the judge begins, however, the marshal bursts in and fires at the outlaw, who flees. The marshal then takes the outlaw's place and, after assuring Dorothy they will obtain a quick annulment, marries her. As the judge prepares the annulment papers, Pete arrives and, while wearing the marshal's badge, robs the house and steals the papers. When the sheriff then shows up, he believes that Pete is the lawman and arrests the real marshal. Eventually the marshal, who has escaped from the sheriff, tracks down and overwhelms Pete, then, bolstered by Dorothy's testimony, is freed. Following a brief debate, Dorothy and the marshal agree to forego the annulment and remain married.
Although onscreen credits include a 1933 copyright statement, the title was not found in the copyright records. No reviews for the film were located, but the film was approved by the New York Censor Board on November 29, 1933, and in the 1934 Film Daily Year Book, the title was included in a list of 1933 Superior Talking Pictures' releases. When the picture was submitted to the New York censor board, it was approved "with eliminations" and was listed as 5,889 feet. Bart Carre's name was misspelled "Carey" in the onscreen cast credits. A modern source, which lists the film as a 1934 release, adds the following cast members: Genee Boutell, Denver Dixon and Merrill McCormack.