John Rawlins

This is not a story about a farm-boy raising a horse to be a champion. It is about a happy-go-lucky young man from Indiana, Lon Decker, who has aspirations of becoming a sportswriter. During his wanderings around the middle-and-southwest sections of the U.S. he meets a shrewd old man, “Mac” Dougal, who has more than a touch of larceny in him, and likes to ensure his bets on Quarter-Horse races by doping a horse or two here and there. He leaves a lot of race tracks in a hurry. The old man also owns a quarter-horse (horses bred to run in quarter-mile races only), who appears to have seen better days. But ‘Jo’Jo” the horse is a champion racer, although his owner prefers not to let that be known, especially when setting up a race with an established thoroughbred, for big money. He intends to relieve rancher Zelda Bagley of some of her money in just such a race. But “Jo-Jo’ gets gored by a bull. Will ‘Jo-Jo” recover in time for the Big Race?
Chief Yellowstone and Colonel James Reid negotiate a treaty setting a final boundary between lands owned by Indians and areas open to white settlers. The Wachupi River, known as Massacre River for the many bloody battles between Indians and settlers, is agreed upon as boundary. No settlers are allowed to cross this river into Indian territory. The Indians promise to stick to their side of the river. However, Chief Yellowstone warns Colonel Reid that some of his braves who wish to wage war might be hard to control and they could attack wagon trains. Colonel Reid’s son, Junior Lieutenant Randy Reid is serving under his father. Two of his best friends, Lieutenants Phil Acton and Larry Knight are also attached to the cavalry unit serving at the isolated outpost. The two junior officers compete for the affections of Kitty Reid. Kitty Reid is Lieutenant Randy Reid’s sister and Colonel James Reid’s daughter. Although Kitty is engaged to Phil Acton she realizes that she’s actually in love
When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio ‘Voice of Terror’, the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), are visited the first night of their investigation; a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty (Evelyn Ankers), the sweetheart of the slain man.

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