Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Returning from WWI, Jack Howard (Jack Hoxie) finds his father, the local sheriff, murdered. The city fathers elect him new sheriff, but leading citizen Jeff Taylor (Claude Payton), blames him for cowardice during the war. Jack's mother (Edith Yorke) begs her son not to retaliate, but the silence only encourages Taylor to accuse the novice sheriff of complicity to a crime. The villain lures Jack's girlfriend Molly (Margaret Quimby) to an isolated mountain cabin in order to have his way with her. Jack trails them and overhears Taylor confess to murdering his father. He rescues Molly, captures the gang, and brings the killer to trial.
bad-guy, confession [criminal], coward, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, family-member, good-guy, killing, lawman, outlaw [Western], rescue, revenge, robbery, romance, sheriff