Sheila Terry and John Wayne don't know each other, but their fathers were partners in a played-out gold mine. They've each received letters asking them to come to the ghost town near the mine, where Harry Woods is claiming a half interest.
The movie starts off with some Old Dark House tropes, including someone watching from behind the walls. You can see the beginnings of a faster pace for westerns, with half the players talking at an annoyingly slow clip, while Miss Terry, Wayne, Woods, and Blue Washington is Wayne's comic sidekick speak like human beings. The riding sequences, as usual for this period, go on for far too long.
It's an interesting idea to mix two genres, but the abrupt dropping of the horror elements to move ahead with the plot makes that a waste of time.
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