Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Somewhat convoluted for an inexpensive silent Western, this film starred the laconic Bob Custer in the title role, a rancher helping a girl (Eugenia Gilbert) and her brother (Ernie Adams) defeat their evil stepfather. The latter (Murdock MacQuarrie) is forcing Rose to work in Blake's (Lew Meehan) saloon, and when Baxter interferes, Blake kidnaps her. The saloon owner, however, is killed by Jim Dodds (Jim Corey), whose gang of rustlers has been stealing cattle from the ranch belonging to Silas Brant (Hugh Saxon), Baxter's father. After a furious fight, Dodds and his men are finally brought to justice, paving the way for a marriage between Baxter and Rose. Hair Trigger Baxter was but one in a series of cheap Westerns produced by Jesse J. Goldburg's Independent Pictures.
bar [pub], evil, father, ranch, rustler