Ride Him, Cowboy
After a group of outlaws vandalizes a ranch and injures a ranch hand, their leader, Sims (Frank Hagney), blames a horse named Duke. As the townspeople prepare to execute Duke, John Drury (John Wayne) negotiates a pardon for the animal. Sims, who is in reality a famed killer known as the Hawk, attempts to eliminate John and frame him for a ranch fire. As the angry townspeople search for John, he must prove his innocence and stop the Hawk once and for all.