Universal's 10th serial of the sound-era(between "Danger Island" and "Spell of the Circus")gave "The Great West That Was" by William F."Buffalo Bill" Cody as the story source but the title was about all that was retained. When gold is discovered in a small western town, local gambler Jim Rodney(Francis Ford) decides to seize possession of the claim by having the townspeople either murdered or frightned away by Indians. In order to stir up the Indians, Rodney has his henchmen Joe Tampas(Bud Osborne) and Lem Tampas(Merrill McCormick) murder an Indian woman and steal their horses. When the town comes under attack by the enraged Indians, "Buffalo Bill" Cody(Tom Tyler)arrives with a U.S.Cavalry troop and drives the Indians off.
Universal - 12 Chapters - Quality: Fair +
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