The land-rush opening of the Cherokee Strip brings in its wake a scattering of outlaws and claim jumpers. Among these is a crooked promoter. Trent Parker (Frank Jacquet), and his henchmen who plan a huge swindle by compiling falsified reports, putting the claims of honest settlers into the names of various henchmen. Clay Stevens (Allan Lane), a government agent posing as a drifting cowhand, advises the settlers to organize their resistance. Ben Jode (Roy Barcroft), the gang leader, runs for sheriff so he can gain full control of the town. Written by
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As the settlers are fleeing Red Dust one of them tells the wagon driver to "Step on it" - a phrase that was not coined until 1923 and referred to an automobile's gas pedal. See more
I tell you, Parker, I filed my claim according to regulation. This Matt Johnson's a claim jumper!
You say you filed a claim, but I have no record of it in my book, Mr. Green. There it is in black and white. The lot you say is yours is recorded by Mr. Matt Johnson.
Then this record book don't tell the truth.
Are you accusing me of being crooked?
Don Quixote 'Ipso-Fact' Martindale
Ah, let me handle this matter, my friend - I am a lawyer. Yes sir, I will get out a writ of habeus corpuscles. I will nully contender that man Johnson.