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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
13 Jan 1934.
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Film Daily
6 Jan 34
p. 6.
Motion Picture Daily
6 Jan 34
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
27 Jan 34
p. 44
Variety
13 Feb 34
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Paul Malvern Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 January 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 January 1934
Copyright Number:
LP4790
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55-56
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Blacksmith Jerry Mason, a recent college graduate, and his partner, Jake Benson, an old friend of Jerry's deceased father, find a gold nugget in a horse's hoof and, with the help of a stray dog, locate the source of the gold in a nearby creek. Jerry and Jake decide not to file a claim but innocently sell their load to two dishonest assayers, Harris and Cole. The assayers take advantage of the prospectors by tricking Jake into signing over the deed to his ranch. Shortly after Jake pays off his debt on the blacksmith shop, Al Miller, the sheriff's son, robs the bank and almost kills bank executive Williams. Jake is accused of the crime, and in a daring chase, Jerry captures Al and returns the stolen money, while Jake is freed. Jake's granddaughter Betty returns from college to discover that Harris and Cole think they have successfully murdered Jake and are trying to claim his land. Jake, however, has survived the murder attempt and, dressed as a woman, attends the court hearing concerning his death. In disguise, Jake testifies to Harris and Cole's guilt, but when his skirt catches under Betty's chair, his true identity is exposed. Harris and Cole flee the courtroom, but Jerry and Jake apprehend them, restoring Jake's property. Now safe from the thieving assayers, Betty and Jerry ... +


Blacksmith Jerry Mason, a recent college graduate, and his partner, Jake Benson, an old friend of Jerry's deceased father, find a gold nugget in a horse's hoof and, with the help of a stray dog, locate the source of the gold in a nearby creek. Jerry and Jake decide not to file a claim but innocently sell their load to two dishonest assayers, Harris and Cole. The assayers take advantage of the prospectors by tricking Jake into signing over the deed to his ranch. Shortly after Jake pays off his debt on the blacksmith shop, Al Miller, the sheriff's son, robs the bank and almost kills bank executive Williams. Jake is accused of the crime, and in a daring chase, Jerry captures Al and returns the stolen money, while Jake is freed. Jake's granddaughter Betty returns from college to discover that Harris and Cole think they have successfully murdered Jake and are trying to claim his land. Jake, however, has survived the murder attempt and, dressed as a woman, attends the court hearing concerning his death. In disguise, Jake testifies to Harris and Cole's guilt, but when his skirt catches under Betty's chair, his true identity is exposed. Harris and Cole flee the courtroom, but Jerry and Jake apprehend them, restoring Jake's property. Now safe from the thieving assayers, Betty and Jerry marry. +

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