Hush, famous for her "Hush Mush," runs an orphanage
in an abandoned stagecoach stop but is soon to be tossed out
by the unscrupulous Whiplash Snivel, a city slicker.
His arrival has been preceded by the entrance of lovely Sweet
Lotta Bliss from London (she's a foggy type). She plans
to open a school. Seeking her is the infamous Lady
Pilfer (driven out of San Francisco for stealing ponies from
the Pony Express). She brings news that Lotta's father,
a ratcatcher, has been left a fortune by his deceased parent,
a Russian nobleman (Lotta didn't know she was a lady).
Since Lotta refuses Whiplash's oily offer of wedlock, he
decides to get her money by hastening her marriage to her one
true love, Jack Sunshine, a salesman of wash-and-wear furs.
Alas, Jack owes his allegiance to the bottle. Only
Lotta's love can save him, but not if Whiplash can help it.
The cast includes everything from the scruffy orphans to a
lady sheriff, Death Valley Nell. These, plus temperance
leaders, Indians and assorted desert rats keep the laughs
coming in a never-ending shower of hilarious situations.