Frank Lawler, a clerk for a mining company, colludes with a bandit gang about the timing of gold shipments with a mirror signal system and has designs on Doris Davis, the daughter of the local branch manager. The company's main office dispatches their top detective John Murdock, who goes undercover to expose the scheme and rescue the Doris from the unwanted advances of the dastardly Lawler.
Did You Know?
co-stars here as a crook, long before he became the master of disguise. See more
The set used for the gold company office is obviously an outdoor set without a roof as the ledger pages on Chaney's desk can be seen blowing in the wind. Early sets were usually built without roofs to take advantage of free natural lighting. See more
John Murdock, the Detective
I am going to look around and will meet the posse at the crossroads.