Beasley (Noah Beery), who is after Gayner's (Harry Carey) land, plans to kidnap his daughter (Verna Hillie). But Dale (Randolph Scott) overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff (Tom Kennedy) arrest Dale for the murder.
December 13, 2019 Subject:
Randolph Scott - And Girl of the Desert
A good western, with a better scripted plot and better acting than usual, no doubt due to the presence of some experienced "A" film actors such as Randolph Scott, Noah Beery, Harry Carey, Tom Kennedy, Buster Crabbe, Barton MacLane, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams and Vince Barnett. Scott is good as a tough "Man of the Forest" who lives with a pair of mountain lions and their three cubs. Verna Hillie, while not a big name, makes a great, tough "Girl of the Desert" who for the most part is at odds with Scott until she realizes hey are working towards the same end. Carey is good as the senior good guy, who saves the day. Noah Beery had long practice at being a nasty, unctuous villain and is very good here. Buster Crabbe and Barton MacClane provide a little more interest as Beery's henchman, if for no other reason than they are quickly identifiable and so hold one's attention more than the usual unidentifiable henchman. Kennedy, Williams and Barnett provide a lighter touch to the non-stop action. A few nice twists help as well.