The film is based on Zane Grey's 1923 novel of two brothers, one an honest cowpoke, the other a
gambler. When Adam Larey (Jack Holt) confronts his younger brother Guerd (James Mason) about his gambling addiction, the
latter is accidentally shot. A distraught Adam, believing he has killed his own brother, flees into the desert. He later
learns that Guerd was merely wounded and returns to the loving arms of beautiful Billie Dove.
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The film is now considered to be a lost film. A 35mm cemented bi-pack Technicolor print survived
until the 1960s in the hands of Irvin Willat, who had directed the picture. Irvin Willat reported in 1971 that his print
had decomposed and turned into jelly.
The film was directed by Irvin Willat Written by Zane Grey (novel) Production Company was the
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation Distributed by Paramount Pictures Filming locations: Death Valley National Park, California, and Rhyolite, Nevada