Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Many observers felt that western star Monte Hale finally hit his stride with Law of the Golden West. This time, Hale plays young William Cody in his pre-Buffalo Bill days. When his wagon train is raided by bandits and his father is killed, Cody doggedly pursues the villains, with only a hotel-room key as a clue to the head culprit's identity. The bad guys include John Holland as a well-Educated easterner with a predilection for quoting Shakespeare to his nonplussed henchmen (including the inevitable Roy Barcroft) Gail Davis, who went on to play TV's Annie Oakley, is Hale's spirited leading lady, while Paul Hurst provides chuckles as a grizzled hotelier.
bad-guy, cowboy, death, family-member, father, good-guy, investigator, journey, key [door], killing, lawyer, motel, revenge, robbery, room, town, train [locomotive], train-robbery