Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
A remake of a 1917 Dustin Farnum Western, Durand of the Bad Lands starred Buck Jones in the title role, a rancher falsely accused of a crime actually committed by Sheriff Clem Allison (Malcolm Waite) and his henchman Pete Garson (Fred De Silva). In his attempt to clear himself, Durand comes across a couple of orphaned children (Buck Black and Seesel Ann Johnson), the survivors of a stagecoach robbery. With the children in tow, Durand seeks shelter at the ranch belonging to Molly Gore (Marian Nixon), who at first spurns him. She changes her mind, however, after Duran saves Banker John Boyd's (George Lessey) daughter (Carole Lombard) from being molested by the evil Allison and his henchman. Lombard (whose first name was still spelled "Carol") had just signed with Fox when she appeared in this film, one of several potboilers that she would make before leaving the studio in favor of comedy king Mack Sennett.