Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
One of the silent screen's better also-ran cowboys, Jack Perrin starred in this entertaining oater about a drifter who rescues a Mexican senorita (Alma Rayford) from a runaway carriage. She gets an opportunity to return the compliment when Perrin is jailed and awaiting trial for instigating a bar-room brawl with crooked ranch foreman Wilbur McGaugh. Played more for romance and comedy than rough-and-tumble sagebrush heroics, Cactus Trails features amusing performances by Nelson McDowell as a sly stage driver, and Barney Furey as Rayford's jilted suitor. Unfortunately, the film also contains yet another stereotypical "comic" African-American servant, played in this instance by Martin Turner.