Cramer is working the gold fields by buying up a miner's claim and then having his men kill the miner and retrieve both the money and his gold. His latest victim is Jack Tarrant's partner Sellers. Jack suspects Cramer is behind the killings and he has a plan that will catch him and his men in the act. Written by
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Jack Hoxie had quite a career as a movie cowboy in the silents, but he had been off the screen for three years when he made GOLD. He's partners in a gold claim with whiny drunkard Lafe McKee, who sells out to Hooper Atchley (boo! Hiss!) and promptly gets shot, and his corpse robbed. Naturally, his daughter, Alice Day, thinks Jack has done it, so it's up to Dynamite the Wonder Horse to prove Jack's innocence, so he can get on to his next movie. A horse has to think of his future.
It's a thoroughly mediocre effort, despite the efforts of director Otto Brower to get a few interesting camera angles in. Hoxie looks every inch the cowboy star, but he can't act in the talkies for beans, and after his contract with Larry Darmour ran out the following year, he went touring in a live show and then retired to a ranch. Miss Day gave up the movies entirely. Brower would keep working and gain a reputation as a western director with some style, but never quite hit the big time.
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