The Mysterious Desperado
Directed by Lesley Selander
Tim Holt as Himself
Richard Martin as Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty
Edward Norris as Ramon Bustamante, Chito's Cousin
Movita Castaneda as Luisa, Ramon's Girl
Frank Wilcox as Elias P. Stevens, County Administrator
William Tannen as Bart Barton
Robert Livingston as Honest John Jordan
Robert B. Williams as Whitaker, Steven's Clerk
Kenneth MacDonald as Sheriff Anders
Frank Lackteen as Pedro
Leander De Cordova as Mission San Gabriel Padre
Tim and Chito travel to California after they find out Chito’s rich uncle passed away without having a will. As soon as they arrive, they find out that someone has plans to murder Chito. More problems arise when Chito’s cousin Ramon is accused of a murder he has nothing to do with. Ramon is also the other heir to the estate. Stevens is the delinquent and as executor wants to sell some of the estate, which is why he wants the heirs out of his hair.
It is later learned that Stevens killed Don Bustamante, the father of Ramon, which is how he framed Ramon with murder. Tim and Chito want to put an end to Stevens and clear Ramon’s name, for he loved his father and would never do anything to hurt him.