Cast & Crew
Alf P. James
In Chicago, cow handlers Rocky Rhodes and Harp Haverty save cattle from the flames of a tremendous stockyard fire and then head West for Rocky's home town, Cactus City, Arizona. On the way, Rocky, who is returning to Arizona because his old friend, Joe Hilton, has informed him that crooked saloon keeper Dan Murtch is land-grabbing there, tells Harp that he had served jail time for Joe after Joe had been framed on a robbery charge by Murtch. Just outside Cactus City, Rocky and Harp visit rancher John Street and his daughter Nan, who sadly inform them that Rocky's father has been killed and that Joe has been charged with his murder. Rocky and Harp rush to town, only to be told that Joe was shot while attempting a jailbreak. The duo finds Joe dying of his wounds in Murtch's saloon, and Rocky vows to catch Joe's killer. After Rocky's mother assures him that Joe did not kill his father, Rocky stops Murtch, who desperately wants to acquire the Street ranch, and threatens him. The next day, the town bank is robbed and its president, slain. Although Murtch tries to frame Rocky for the crime, Rocky escapes. Murtch then plots to blow up the Streets's ranch house, but before he does, he and his alcoholic lawyer, Bowles, have an argument, and Bowles tries to loot Murtch's safe. Bowles is interrupted by Rocky, however, and is forced to confess that Murtch is responsible for Joe's and his father's murders. Armed with Bowles's confession, Rocky confronts Murtch in his saloon. Murtch's men try to kill Rocky, but he and Harp escape. At the same time, Nan, who has been searching for Rocky, is thrown from her horse and drags herself back to her ranch house. There, she overhears Murtch and his men discussing a plan to plant explosives underneath the house. After Nan manages to crawl to safety, Rocky rides up and chases Murtch into the house. Unaware of the impending blast, Rocky pursues Murtch inside and eventually knocks him out. With only seconds to spare, Nan calls to Rocky and warns him of the danger. While Rocky flees, the house explodes, killing Murtch and his men. Nan and Rocky embrace.
Alf P. James
According to Variety and Hollywood Reporter, newsreel footage of a Chicago stockyard fire was used in this film.