Richard Dix stars as Pike Winslow, a bumbling heir to a large fortune. Winslow is also The Reckoner, a mysterious avenger and investigator who always leaves behind a business card printed with the scales of justice. He leads a pair of justice-minded vigilantes The Professor (Boris Karloff) and Doc (Paul Hurst) to vindicate a bank officer framed by his crooked partners for the financial institutions collapse. In the same year of this milestone Western Cimarron, Richard Dix top-billed this 1931 crime drama that undoubtedly offered a bit of cinematic fulfillment for patrons chafing over Great Depression banking crises. 1931 was also a banner year for costar Boris Karloff, as his appearance as The Professor preceded his career-making role in Frankensteinby mere months.