The Lucky Texan

Jerry (John Wayne), fresh out of college, heads home to Texas to join a blacksmith business with friend Jake (George Hayes). But when they discover a gold nugget in a horseshoe, they're led down a dangerous path, as crooks Cole (Yakima Canutt) and Harris (Lloyd Whitlock) scheme to take the rock from Jerry and Jake.

Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.