Johnny Mack Brown makes his third movie-serial starring appearance in the 13-chapter Wild West Days. Brown is cast as Kentucky Wade, who with the help of pals Trigger (Bob Kortman) and Mike (Frank Yaconelli) tries to protect Larry and Lucy Monroe (Frank McGlynn Jr., Lynn Gilbert) from harm. Larry owns a hidden gold mine, which villainous newspaper editor Matt Keeler (Russell Simpson) dearly covets. Framed for murder, Larry is thrown in jail, but Kentucky and company help him escape. Keeler dispatches his Indian cohort Red Hatchet (Chief Thunderbird) to knock off all the good guys (including good girl Lucy), and the plot takes off from there. Generous stock footage from the Universal vaults helps to make Wild West Days seem a lot more expensive than it really is.
by Hal Erickson synopsis