It had been tried once before. Back in the late '30s, struggling Grand National had attempted to turn singing cowgirl Dorothy Page into a bona fide B-Western star but the proposed series ended after only three films when the little company went under. Although he had written, directed, and produced scores of low-budget Westerns, Robert Emmett Tansey was not the man to successfully continue what Grand National had pioneered, adhering, as always, too closely to the genre's conventions. Like Miss Page before her, Maria Hart struggled valiantly but in the end, she too had to rely on a man -- or, in this case, a whole truckload of men. Writer/director Tansey had used the idea of convicted felons recruited by the law twice before -- in Stars Over Arizona (1937) and the 1943 "Trail Blazers" series entry Blazing Gun -- but this time he was soundly defeated by a weak script and downright amateurish leading players. Of the supporting cast, only good old William Fawcett, as Miss Hart's faithful sidekick Alkali, deserves mention.
by Hans J. Wollstein review