At the end of the 19th century, the journalist Kit Bellew starts on a trip to Alasca to make his luck as a gold seeker. Just arrived, he meets the attractive and self-confident gold digger Joy who ridicules the wannabe adventurer as a greenhorn. But Kit finds a friend and companion in the odd Shorty and together they travel to Dawson City. The gold digger city is a tough place to stay and soon Kit has to get in a fight to rescue Joy. But that is by far not the only adventure Kit has to endure. In the course of events, he is only saved from the rope by the courageous Wild Water Bill, gets cheated by Joy and her father while digging for gold – but eventually finds the legendary "gold lake" together with Shorty.
As they cannot hoist the precious metal on their own but don′t want to cooperate with the large company of "Guggenheim and Sons", they have to change their plans. Thus, Kit takes part in a dogsled racing event whose winner gets the profit-yielding gold claim. With the strong help of Shorty, Joy, and Wild Bill Water he actually manages to win the coveted race.
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