A group of outlaws known as the Black
Raiders are driving out the settlers and trappers in the west so
that they can set up their criminal empire. The leader of this
group is known only as the Pegleg, who uses the Indians to help his
The US Government sends scout Kit Carson
to investigate along with army officer David Brent, and they arrive
at the trading camp and village of Stewart. Don Jose Gonzalez
takes a double interest of the goings on at the fort because:
a) the raiders stole rifles from his camp; and b) his adopted
daughter Carmelita is here.
For 15 chapters Kit and Brent avoid the
perils hatched by the Pegleg, Raiders, and Indians, before Kit
determines that the Pegleg is someone in the camp, and sees to trap
him and end this crime spree.
Good serial with a bit more action than
the average Columbia chapter play. The Pegleg is a very
sinister villain even though I found his identity easy to figure
out. (The actor playing the role does an admirable job here).
Besides Elliot, Fisk, Curtis, and Botiller, the rest of the cast
seems like cardboard cutouts and, at 15 chapters, I felt the serial
may have gone on a bit too long, but the final few chapters were
very good as Carson was coming closer and closer to stopping the
Pegleg. Excellent location shooting as well.