In the first of Wayne's films for Monogram, he actually plays a singing cowboy! He's an undercover government agent who is trying to find out if Taylor and sidekick Canutt are stealing water from farmers. Wayne fools Taylor into blowing up a well, thus releasing water into a dry creek bed
and providing water for the valley. Wayne, whose singing possibly was dubbed by Smith Ballew, was asked by the producer to croon while shooting down the bad guys. The Duke, of course, refused this foolishness. The film's writer-director was the father of Wayne's old boyhood pal and fellow movie
cowboy Bob Steele. This film was better than many formula westerns of the day thanks to...