Ten years after the first version of the Zane Grey tale, RKO again did right by western viewers with Mitchum bringing Richard Dix's Pecos Smith character to the screen in an admirable way. A stagecoach robbery brings him together with Hale, disguised as a boy for reasons of safety, who is
on her way to the family ranch in Texas. She's a gentle, high society girl, but because of the vest and hat, Mitchum doesn't even notice, that is, until he playfully tosses her into the Pecos River. She comes out with her clinging clothes giving away her secret. They continue to make their way to
the ranch where Mitchum has been offered work, battling outlaws along the way. They s...