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Tom Whitlock (Tom Tyler) enters town with a good deed, having saved the
stagecoach - & its only passenger Betty (Alice Dahl) - from an almost
certain crash. But soon his darker side begins to show, as he is suspected to
be The Hawk, a ruthless gangster who has just escaped prison & has
hidden the loot from his latest heist at Deadwood Pass, the place where Butch
Cassidy (Slim Whitaker) & gang hide out ... & as if to prove he is the
infamous outlaw, Whitlock shoots postal officer Sorenson (Wally Wales) in cold
For that, local businessman Mileaway (Edmund Cobb) - of course in
secret a crook - gets him in touch with Cassidy & gang, & all seem to
be convinced Whitlock is really the Hawk, all but Cassidy that is, who
desperately (but unsuccessfully) tries to prove he is not the Hawk ...
& of course, Cassidy is right, since Whitlock is really a postal inspector
in cahoots with Sorenson, whose killing was just a fake to gain the confidence
of the local badmen, & now Whitlock & Sorenson, plus local sheriff
Rawlins (Lafe McKee) want to do everything to both find the Hawk's loot &
bring down Cassidy's gang.
Back at the Cassidy gang's hideout the spot gets
ever tighter for Whitlock, especially when Cassidy brings in a friend of the
real Hawk, who is just about to identify him as a postal inspector, when
the man is killed by a shot seemingly out of nowhere.
Cassidy however is not
at all satisfied by that (as it doesn'T prove Whitlock's innocence) & puts
his men under curfew ... which Whitlock manages to neatly evade by putting on
Cassidy's cloths & slipping to town to meet up with Sorenson & the
sheriff to organize a raid of Cassidy's place.
After a massive shootout of
course Cassidy & Hideaway are both brought to justice as well as teh real
Hawk (Bud Osborne), another undercover postal inspector, Felipe (Merrill
McCormick) is saved from being shot (he was actually the man who saved Whitlock
from being unmasked by the Hawk's friend), & in the end Whitlock of course
gets the girl - Betty (from the beginning) that is.
It might be no
big picture, but as b-weserns from independent producers go, this is pretty
decent entertainment, & it moves in a reasonably fast pace to neatly cover
its budgetary limitations, while offering some competent stuntwork.