The Fox company, who championed Buck Jones as Western star Tom Mix's possible heir, began cutting back a bit with Gold and the Girl. Jones was popular enough, but by 1925, there was a glut on the market due to scores of cheaply made independent Westerns. This time around, Jones plays Dan Prentiss, a special undercover agent hired by a mining company to look into a series of gold-shipment robberies. On the job, Prentiss falls for lovely Ann Donald (Elinor Fair), whose uncle Sam (Alphonse Ethier) is the partner of outlaw leader Bart Colton (Bruce Gordon). The hero sets a trap for the villains, who, nevertheless, manage to flee into the hills. Sam, however, is wounded and commits suicide rather than face a jail sentence. Colton is apprehended, and Prentiss and Ann can enjoy a rosy future together. According to one reviewer, this substandard Jones Western was "produced economically and with a supporting cast that never supports."
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