Hopalong Cassidy Returns


1h 11m 1936

Brief Synopsis

When a miner is murdered before he can file his claim, Editor Saunders sends for Hoppy. Now the new Marshal, Hoppy learns Lilli Marsh owns the murdered miner's claim and her henchman Blackie was the killer. After Hoppy and the ranchers take care of Blackie's gang, Hoppy goes alone to face Blackie and Lilli.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 16, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Harry Sherman Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Robert Saunders, the wheelchair-bound editor of Mesa Grande's newspaper, sends word to Hopalong Cassidy, asking him to help bring law and order to the town. After Peg Leg Holden, an old miner, discovers gold on his claim, he is ruthlessly murdered. Saunders' editorial on the murder prompts Blackie, the current corrupt marshal, to lead a gang of drunken citizens to laughingly elect Saunders as the new marshal. Hoppy arrives in the area with his young brother Buddy and rescues Lilli Marsh, the owner of the Crystal Slipper saloon, from her runaway horse. Just before Hoppy and Buddy ride into town Bob Claiborne, Lilli's cohort, orders Blackie to "teach Saunders a lesson." Blackie ropes Saunders' wheelchair and drags him through town, killing him. After he learns of the murder, Hoppy reunites with his old pal Windy Halliday, appoints himself marshal, and declares war against the outlaws. He discovers Lilli is the real head of the gang after she takes over Peg Leg's claim. Hoppy arrests a man guarding the claim, but Lilli has him killed before he can reveal any information. After Hoppy determines that Lilli's gold ore definitely came from Peg Leg's mine, he plans to make some arrests and advises her to leave town, but she refuses. Hoppy arrests Claiborne for brandishing a gun in public, and while in jail, Claiborne confesses that Blackie is a murderer and gives the location of their hideout. With the help of neighboring ranchers and Windy, Hoppy rides out to the hideout and a gunfight ensues. Buddy is captured, but Hoppy saves him and arrests the outlaws. At Lilli's saloon, Lilli struggles with Blackie, who plans to shoot Hoppy from a window, and she is shot. Hoppy sneaks in and kills Blackie, after which Lilli dies in his arms. Buddy remains in town with his newfound love, Mary Saunders, while Hoppy and Windy leave Mesa Grande, having restored law and order.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 16, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Harry Sherman Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

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For more information on the Hopalong Cassidy series, see Hop-Along Cassidy above and consult the Series Index.