Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
The six-year-old son of director B. Reeves Eason, Breezy Eason Jr., was killed by a runaway truck during the filming of this silent Western. Little Breezy played Pard, the adopted son of drifter Santa Fe (Harry Carey). The latter gets a job as porter in a Caliente bank, where he discovers that the banker (Alan Hale) is actually the leader of a gang of outlaws. The villain frames Johnny Harron, Carey's young friend, in a robbery and both Harron and Carey are later captured by the outlaw gang. They escape via a subterranean river and arrive in town just in time to save the sheriff (George Nichols) from an angry mob. Carey reveals himself as a special agent sent to catch the villainous Hale, and, with the assistance of the U.S. Cavalry, charges the bandit's lair.
agent [representative], bad-guy, cavalry, child, child-abuse, criminal, good-guy, gypsy, impersonation, mastermind, orphan, outlaw [Western], rescue, vagabond