Silver City Raiders
Cast & Crew
At Lucky Harlan's Lazy H Ranch in New Mexico, news arrives that Bart Dawson, president of the Los Amigos Valley Land Co., has proclaimed all homestead claims, rights and titles in the area to be invalid. Lucky is spurred to action by the decree, and leads an effort to oppose the land grab. Claiming that his mother's family settled the Los Amigos Valley in 1541, long before any of the present landholders' ancestors settled there, Dawson tells Don Diego, chief landowner in the area, that he is to turn over half of the calves living on his land as well as half of his beef sale profits to his land company. While Dawson and his men begin rustling cattle from ranches in the valley, Lucky plans a trip Santa Fe with a copy of Dawson's claim. There he plans to compare it with the original in the state records, and prove that it is a fake. Unknown to Lucky, one of his men is a spy for Dawson, and when Dawson discovers Lucky's strategy, he decides to set a trap for him at his office. Lucky manages to foil Dawson's plan, and then smokes Dawson's men out of the land office. In the ensuing chaos, Lucky breaks into the office, steals the deed and takes off for Santa Fe. Lucky's pal Cannonball stays behind, and is beaten up by Dawson's men when he refuses to tell them where Lucky went. Dawson attempts to stop Lucky and his men at the pass, but Lucky survives the shootout unharmed and presses on. In Santa Fe, Lucky discovers that Don Diego is the rightful owner of the land claimed by Dawson, and takes the government records with him to prove it. No sooner does Lucky return to Los Amigos, than Dawson and his men abduct him and demand that he hand over the papers. Just as Dawson prepares to kill Lucky, a horse backs up, creating a diversion, and Lucky escapes. The dispute is settled conclusively with a fistfight at the Cattleman's Restaurant, where Lucky's men easily beat Dawson's. With the land company put out of business, Don Diego calls a meeting to announce that he will be turning over the deeds to the various land parcels in the valley to the present ranch owners.
Juan De La Cruz
Ed Earl Repp
Modern sources add George Morrell, Horace B. Carpenter and Tex Palmer to the cast.