Horses played a big part in the days of the taming of the West. Some men thought of them as tools to be used, others held the care of their horse over their own comfort, and others wanted a horse for prestige. Harney is a man who is willing to pay top dollar for a prize horse, but is frustrated in his efforts when the owner doesn’t want to sell the critter. Good thing Cisco has just ridden to town to diffuse the hot situation when Harney’s temper erupts.
As Cisco stays as a welcome guest in the horse ranchers home, a scream is heard. Claire is found missing, and a note is all that’s left to tell of the intentions of Harney, and his intent to hold Claire hostage until her dad is willing to sell that prized horse. Cisco is hot on the trail, but he smells a rat and thinks it’s a set up. Who is actually behind the kidnapping? If not Harney, then who would want to set him up?
Back at the Lovell ranch, Cisco has arrived too late to stop Harney and his partner from stealing the prized horse. Besides the kidnapped Clair, the stolen horse, a murder has now been added to the list of crimes. It’s all the proof Cisco needs to follow through on his theory, and he pursues the bad guys to their hideout. Will he bring Harney to justice? Is there harm intended for the sweet Miss Claire? Cisco’s work is just starting.
Get ready for some hard riding, fist fighting action, as the gallant Cisco rescues the fair maiden, and the horse too. I feel some mushy stuff about to come into play. Watch out kiddies, cover your eyes!
Bing Crosby. Vaya Con Dios. 1953.