Pirates on Horseback


1h 9m 1941

Brief Synopsis

Hoppy, Lucky and California search for a mine owned by Trudy Pendleton after it was taken from her by thw swindling gambler Ace Gibson. They find the mine and Hoppy fights Gibson over it.

Film Details

Release Date
May 23, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Harry Sherman Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by Clarence E. Mulford.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 9m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

When ranch hand California's last remaining relative, Ben, is murdered, Hopalong Cassidy, foreman of the Bar-20 ranch, and Lucky Jenkins, a ranch hand, accompany their friend to lay claim to his gold mine. They are preceded by Trudy Pendleton, however, who was Ben's niece. Hoppy finds some cryptic instructions on locating the hidden mine, but he is ambushed and the note is stolen. Hoppy thinks that Ace Gibson, who has befriended Trudy, was responsible for the ambush because he was the only person who knew about Ben's note. Hoppy's suspicions are confirmed when Sheriff Blake informs him that Ace and his compatriot, Jud Carter, have been inquiring about the "eagle" mentioned in Ben's note. Ace convinces Trudy that Hoppy, California and Lucky are three outlaws and she throws them off the ranch. Hoppy figures out that the location of the mine is under Ben's woodshed, but when they go inside, Ace and his gang hold them hostage. Ace then holds Trudy hostage in his office to force her to sell him her claim. Hoppy, California and Lucky overwhelm their captors and Hoppy arrives in time to save Trudy from Ace. After a struggle, Ace and his gang are turned over to the sheriff. Trudy and California sell their mine and she returns to the Bar-20 Ranch with her new friends.

Film Details

Release Date
May 23, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Harry Sherman Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by Clarence E. Mulford.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 9m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

This film was shot on location near Lone Pine, CA. Modern sources include Silver Tip Baker and Jack Rockwell in the cast. For additional information on the series, consult the Series Index, and see the entry for Hop-Along Cassidy in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.1990.