Gloria Hobart, a saloon girl, is found dead and her expensive ring missing. She had given her notice and was planning to leave town. Zach Adams, her employer, posts a $500 reward for the discovery of Gloria's murderer. A young Albert finds himself in constant trouble, first stealing sugar and then the barber's favorite razor after receiving a free haircut. When Troop searches Albert's cabin, he finds the stolen razor but also the missing ring from the dead girl. Zach's brother-in-law Link runs down a boy in the street and is arrested for it. Dr. Stewart reports to Troop he found Albert shot and brought him to his office where he died. Troop spreads the word Albert is still alive and stakes out Albert's cabin with Johnny as Albert. The killer of Gloria and Albert shows and Troop learns that Zach was planning to run off with Gloria but events take a further turn for the worse.
Did You Know?
This is the first time Dan and Johnny investigate a murder. Their actions are similar to those shown on modern crime shows- they check the victim's apartment and interview witnesses. Dan uses a stratagem (in this case a law enforcement deception) to find the killer. See more
When the boy is run down by the rider, the boy puts his hands up to his face, indicating he was hit in the face. In the following scenes, the boy's right arm is injured. See more