The Great K & A Train Robbery
Drama / Western
Directed by Lewis Seiler
Written by Paul Ford (novel), John Stone
Produced by Lewis Seiler
Cinematography by Daniel Clark
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Tom Mix as Tom Gordon
Tony the Horse as Tony, Tom's Horse (as Tony the Wonder Horse)
Dorothy Dawn as Madge Cullen
Will Walling as Eugene Cullen
Harry Grip as Deluxe Harry
Carl Miller as Burton Holt
Edward Pail Sr. as Bill Toffee
Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry as Snowball
Sammy Cohen as Man in upper berth of train (unaccredited)
John Wayne as Extra (unaccredited)
The K & A Railroad is beset by a series of robberies and hires Detective Tom Gordon to go undercover and stop the crimes. Disguised as an outlaw, Gordon boards the train of the President of the railroad, Eugene Cullen. However, Tom has to deal with an unexpected twist when Cullen’s beautiful daughter, Madge, instantly falls for him. This infuriates Burton, Cullen’s secretary, who has designs on Madge, and is in cahoots with the real robbers to boot! Ultimately Tom discovers Burton’s plot and brings the varmints to justice!
First film appearance of a very young John Wayne, who has a part as an extra and also worked as a property assistant for the film.
The film was shot around Glenwood Springs, CO, and the set was frequently surrounded by curious townsfolk who watched Mix and his famous horse Tony do stunts.