Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Released in the wake of the bizarre Big Calibre (1935), this below-average Bob Steele Western directed by his father Robert North Bradbury stayed mainly on the straight and narrow. Thrown out of the family mining business by his stern father (Lafe McKee), ne'er-do-well Bob Bannister (Steele) jumps a freight train heading West. Forced at gun-point to change clothes with Apache Joe (Bill Patton), a fleeing criminal, Bob discovers that Apache is the member of a gang holding Bannister employee Jake Gibbons (Barney Furey) hostage in a cave. The mastermind behind the scheme is Bannister foreman Kincaid (Jack Cowell), who hires boxing promoter Spike Grogan (Kit Guard) as a bodyguard, unaware that Grogan is Bob's pal. When Kincaid kidnaps Theresa Mendoza (Renee Borden), Bob and Grogan take matters into their own hands and chase them down. The villain gets his just dessert and Bob is restored to his father's good graces. Kid Courageous was filmed simultaneous with the previous Steele effort, the aforementioned Western Justice and was the sixth of thirty-two Steele Westerns produced by A.W. Hackel's Supreme Pictures Corp.
agent [representative], bad-guy, damsel-in-distress, gold, gold-mine, good-guy, investigator, lawman, outlaw [Western], rescue, robbery