Cast & Crew
Robert N. Bradbury
Flash Manning escapes from Hell's Edges, a penitentiary, promising his cellmates the Drake brothers and Joe Danti, that he will join their gang when they are released. He rejoins two friends, "Half-Pint" and Shamrock, and they decide to ride into the town of Raleigh separately, so as not to arouse suspicion. At a saloon in town, Flash saves the sheriff from being shot in the back by an unknown assailant, after noticing Lobo, a Mexican gunman who has reportedly given up using guns, giving signals. The grateful sheriff deputizes Flash, because all his deputies keep getting killed, and Flash uses the name of Bob Williams. Flash arrests Morgan, Lobo's cohort, for the attempt on the sheriff's life, but Morgan will not confess. When Half-Pint and Shamrock arrive in town, they are astonished to find that Flash is a deputy and is courting the sheriff's daughter, Betty. Three months later, the Drake brothers and Joe Danti are released from prison. Joining the gang, Flash holds up the stagecoach carrying the sheriff and Betty, who has found a "wanted" poster for Flash. When Flash finds out Lobo is the head of the gang, he leaves. Meanwhile, Lobo digs up the $100,000 stolen years before in a train robbery, for which the Drake brothers were arrested, and he leaves with all the money. Shamrock and Half-Pint capture the gang and turn them over to the sheriff. After vowing to capture "outlaw" Flash, Lobo and he confront one another. Rather than kill Lobo in a showdown, Flash shoots his hands. Just before the sheriff is ready to hang Flash, a secret service agent arrives and reveals that Flash has been working for the government to capture the gang that killed his father during the train robbery. They find the money on Lobo, and Flash is released and reunited with Betty.
Robert N. Bradbury
Bob Steele performed some of his own stuntwork, including a ninety-foot dive from the top of an irrigation dam into a river below. Although publicity records in copyright records list Dick Dickinson and Perry Murdock as the "Drake brothers," Variety lists Dickinson and Buck Carey as the brothers, and Motion Picture Herald lists Perry Murdock as "Joe Danti" and Carey as a "Drake." It is possible that Carey played the character of "Joe Danti." Although a "wanted" poster in the film listed Steele as "Flash Martin," characters and the credits called him "Flash Manning." Contemporary publicity records indicate this was filmed on location at Lake Elsinore, Lake Hemet, and the San Jacinto mountains in CA. A modern source includes Blackie Whiteford in the cast.