- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 17, 2012
- Originally Released: 1925
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: The Gabby Hayes Show
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Rufe Sims is almost killed in an explosion while prospecting for gold in his unproductive mine. He is pulled from the debris by his neighbor Wes Channing. The badly injured prospector begs his rescuer to help him put on a show of wealth for his daughter Mary, who is arriving from the East. Sims has falsely convinced her that he has struck it rich. What Rufe doesn't realize is that he is sitting on one of the richest gold veins in the West. A crooked assayer has been hiding the real gold content in his reports, so that he can steal Sims' mine for a song!
Jack Perrin, born Lyman Wakefield Perrin, boasts a film career spanning four decades. Beginning in the silent era, Perrin starred in numerous westerns and action films for Universal. Easing into the era of talking pictures, Perrin continued playing lead and supporting roles in B-westerns, dramas and serials for various studios, including the "Bud N' Ben" shorts produced by Reliable Pictures.
BONUS: Includes an episode of "The Gabby Hayes Show."
Although Jack Perrin had been in films for over a decade and had been playing leading roles since 1919, indie film company Aywon nevertheless claimed this routine Western as his first starring vehicle. Wes Channing (Perrin) owns a ranch with Buck Littleton (Bud Osborne), a nice man who drinks and gambles too much. Littleton loses the ranch to Flash Denby, a gambler (Leonard Clapman), and Channing makes a fierce attempt to hang onto the land. Old Rufe Sims (Hugh Saxon) has a mining claim near the ranch, and Channing rescues him when he prematurely sets off a load of dynamite. The sheriff's men come to seize the ranch, and Channing is forced to flee across the border. The crafty Denby tricks Sims granddaughter, Mary (Josephine Hill), into signing the mine over to him. Just as she is putting her pen to the document, Channing reappears and gives Denby the trashing he deserves.