Approved | | Western
Finding a deserted cattle ranch, Buck buys it and turns it into a dude ranch. But Buck is quickly in trouble with sheep men who want the ranch and then with outlaws who kidnap the daughter of the wealthy Mr. Grant.
Louise Brooks had earlier turned down an offer to appear in a Buck Jones western. However, by 1936 she was evidently grateful for the work in what would be one of her last films. She told a reporter, "I am delighted with my role in 'Empty Saddles'. It gives me an opportunity to do something, not just stand around and look pretty. I wouldn't trade it for all the other roles I ever had because I am really acting now, not just being an ornament, and I feel that, at last, I am on the road toward getting someplace in pictures."