Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Tom Mix's lucrative contract with Fox Studios was drawing to a close when the World's Most Popular Cowboy starred in Canyon of Light. The story begins as Tom Mills (Mix) rides off to fight in WWI. Leaving his ranch in the care of his sister Ellen (Carmelita Geraghty) and her husband Ed (Carl Miller) Mills returns from the battlefield two years later to find that his brother-in-law has deserted, and the ranch is in a state of ruin and disrepair. Even worse, Ed is now top man in a vicious outlaw gang. On her deathbed, Ellen begs Tom to find Ed and bring him back for one last reunion. Rescuing Ed from a lynch mob, Tom promises to deliver him to the sheriff before the final meeting with Ellen, but Ed escapes, forcing Tom to take his place in jail. As our hero awaits his fate, his no-good in-law lives high on the hog by impersonating one of Tom's dead army buddies. The plot gets even thicker before Tom is sprung from the calaboose to hastily set things right.
cowboy, deathbed, deathbed-wish, desertion, escape, husband, impersonation, outlaw [Western], prison, ranch, rescue, reunion, sheriff, sister