Alan Ladd is the titular character, an 1800s railroad detective investigating a string of train robberies. A rail company executive fingers employee Robert Preston, Ladd's pal, for looting a wrecked train. After Preston is fired, he joins forces with gangster Donald Crisp to continue his criminal activities. Ladd must now stop Preston, while romantic interest from Preston's wife complicates matters. With Brenda Marshall, John Eldredge. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.