Bob Steele -- or, as he was known in the trade papers, "Our Bob" -- stars as Tom Shaw, the courageous foreman of the ranch owned by Betty Duncan (Lois January). A group of mysterious riders, apparently determined to drive every cattle rancher out of the territory, has launched a bloody campaign of terror, leaving behind a handful of spent shells and a red-stained rope as a warning to the ranchers. The leader of the terrorists is Rattler Haynes (Lew Meehan), but Tom suspects that Rattler takes his orders from a never-seen "Mister Big." With a little diligence and plenty of fisticuffs, our hero outmaneuvers the villains and wins the girl. Based on a story by Johnston McCulley (of The Mark of Zorro fame), The Red Rope was one of the best Bob Steele westerns ever made.