Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on a story by Zane Grey, Desert Gold is a remake of the 1919 film of the same name. Neil Hamilton stars as George Thorne, a U.S. cavalry lieutenant in love with fair senorita Mercedes Castaneda (Shirley Mason). When Mercedes is kidnapped by scurrilous outlaw Snake Landree (William Powell in his swarthy-villain period), Lt. Thorne and his Eastern-dude pal Dick Gale (Robert Frazer) gallop to her rescue. Escaping from Landree's gang, the two men and the girl head into the desert, and for a while it looks as though they're not going to get out alive. But salvation is at hand in the form of a self-sacrificing Yaqui Indian (Frank Lackteen) who has long harbored a fondness for the heroine. Desert Gold was filmed once more in 1936, with Buster Crabbe, Robert Cummings, Marsha Hunt and Tom Keene.
cavalry, damsel-in-distress, escape, gangster, kidnapping, love, love-triangle, outlaw [Western], self-sacrifice