Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Pedestrian silent screen cowboy Dick Hatton starred in this equally pedestrian silent Western about a ranch hand who borrows money to buy his girlfriend a $500 engagement ring. Upon his return to the ranch, Dick's character is told that he has been laid off. At a point where the situation could hardly become anymore desperate, the unlucky suitor learns that he wasn't sacked after all and that the sale of his valuable land has netted him $10,000. A Western Engagement was produced by Gower Gulch entrepreneur Benjamin F. Wilson; it featured stunt-rider Marilyn Mills as the girlfriend and veteran character player Jack Richardson as Hatton's money-lending pal. A dour and rather unattractive cowboy lead, Hatton nevertheless worked steadily in low-budget Westerns until his untimely death in a car accident in 1931.