Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A semi-sequel to Tom Mix's 1932 Destry Rides Again, Rider of Death Valley finds Mix protecting the gold-mine claim of little Edith Fellows. Fellows' father has met his end at the hands of villain Fred Kohler. Kohler confronts Mix in the wastes of Death Valley, hoping to leave Mix to perish beneath the merciless sun. In a climax reminiscent of Erich Von Stroheim's Greed, both men struggle over a half-empty canteen of water, as leading lady Lois Wilson looks on helplessly. Rider of Death Valley was the second of silent western hero Tom Mix's talking features for Universal, though it was released fourth.
danger, bad-guy, battle [war], brother, control, courage, cowboy, death, distress, gold, gold-mine, good-guy, heir, horse, inheritance, killing, lady, land-scheme, land-war, mine, outlaw [Western]