Champion Roman racer Dan Malloy falls in love with French Canadian Marie LeFarge, but is accused of killing her father. He evades the law until he wins the Calgary Stampede. He is freed when the real killer is identified.
Dan Malloy (Hoot Gibson) is a stampeder - a professional cowboy and skilled horseman who travels across Canada following the rodeo circuit. He competes in the popular Roman Races or Roman Standing Races where he stands on the backs of two horses like the ancient Romans, one foot on each horse, running full speed around the racetrack in a wild and exciting race against other Roman Race teams. As a Champion Roman Racer, Dan Malloy meets and falls in love with a French Canadian belle, Miss Marie LeFarge (Virginia Brown Faire). But her father (Clark Comstock) dislikes the flamboyant cowboy and stops the deepening romance. The father ends up mysteriously murdered, and Dan Malloy is accused of the crime. The real killer is a drifter and ex-con who has won the heart of LeFarge family's housemaid, a Canadian Indian maiden named Neenah, who keeps him hidden and unknown to the law. Innocent of the crime, Malloy successfully evades the Royal Canadian Mounted Police until he enters the Roman Race...Written by
John A. Bascom
Hoot Gibson led the 1925 Calgary Jubilee and Stampede Parade, honoring the 50th anniversary of the founding of the original Fort Calgary as an outpost of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Footage of the parade was used in this film. See more »