Cast & Crew
Edward Le Saint
Because bandit Wolf Larson loves his adopted son Bob, he decides that it is time that he go straight. Wolf is emboldened in his decision when he and Bob are wounded in an ambush by sheriff Bill Collier and his posse. While Bob lies unconscious, Wolf asks gang member Cookie to take his son away and find him an honest job. To make it easier for Bob to leave him, Wolf instructs Cookie to tell Bob that he died from the gunshot wound he received. Wolf then asks Cookie to update him on his son's progress by sending him letters to the town of Mustang, where he will be in hiding. While Bob recuperates in an isolated sheep shack with Cookie, the sheriff posts a $5,000 reward for the capture of Wolf. After being told that his father has died, Bob decides to look for a job in Mustang and takes Cookie with him. In Mustang, Bob overhears ranch foreman Len Edwards plotting to rustle cattle belonging to the owner of his ranch, Ben Hammond, and aprises Hammond of the scheme. Together, Bob and Ben thwart Edwards' plan, and Bob and Cookie are rewarded with jobs on Ben's ranch. Bob soon falls in love with Ben's daughter Mary. Cookie, meanwhile, sends a letter to Wolf informing him of their whereabouts, but it is intercepted by Wolf's henchman, Kipp Faulkner, who makes note of the location, reseals the envelope and leaves it for Wolf. When Kipp enters Mustang, he learns that Edwards is seeking revenge on Wolf, and devises an elaborate plan with Edwards to blackmail Bob into helping them rob Hammond. The plan fails, however, when Bob, who refuses to be intimidated by their threats to expose his past criminal activities, double-crosses them. Instead of staging a stagecoach hold up on Hammond, Bob arrives before Edwards' men, robs Hammond himself and flees. When Edwards and his men catch up with Bob, they detain him and take the money he stole from Hammond, which turns out to be merely the sum contained in the saddle bag. While Edwards prepares to get the rest of Hammond's money, Hammond forms a posse to capture Bob. Cookie and Mary, who believe that Bob is innocent, find the shack in which Bob is being held captive and manage to overpower the guards and free Bob. No sooner is Bob released than Hammond's posse captures him. Wolf is also arrested because Cookie sent for him. Wolf and Bob escape and ride to town, where a gun battle with Kipp and Edwards' men ensues. Although Wolf dies in the gunfight, Bob wins the battle just as the sheriff and Hammond appear. After Bob is vindicated by the sheriff, he and Mary are handcuffed together for marriage.
Edward Le Saint
The working title of this film was New Trail Ahead. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Leslie Swabacker was assigned to work on the picture's screenplay. His participation in the completed film has not been confirmed, however. Modern sources include George Morrell and Tex Cooper in the cast.