Silent Conflict


1h 1m 1948

Brief Synopsis

After receiving money for delivering a large herd, Hoppy, California, and Lucky retire to an inn for the night. The next morning both Lucky and the money are gone. At first Hoppy suspects Blaney and his gang but later realizes Doc Richards is responsible. He and his mysterious concoctions have put Lucky under a spell and Hoppy and California set out to find him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Without Honor
Release Date
Apr 1948
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hopalong Cassidy Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Lone Pine, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by Clarence E. Mulford.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,468ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Hopalong Cassidy, California Carlson and Lucky Jenkins are delivering a large, combined herd of cattle to market on behalf of the cattlemen's association of which they are members. During the drive, Hoppy has to reprimand Lucky for failing to perform his duties. Later, Hoppy becomes worried when he sees Lucky talking with gambler Speed Blaney. Hoppy receives a large sum of cash for the cattle, but his trip home is delayed when Lucky rides off on "an errand." The trio then stops for the night at the Boulder Inn, where Lucky meets Blaney again as well as Doc Richards, a traveling medicine show man, and Richards' niece Rene. While Lucky complains to Richards about the difficulties he has been having with Hoppy, California informs Hoppy that Lucky owes Blaney gambling money and has been saving up to pay him back. Richards offers Lucky a cup of tea, made from a special herb, which causes Lucky to fall asleep. While he is asleep, Richards hypnotizes him. The next morning, Hoppy wakes to find the cattle money missing and suspects that Lucky may have taken it, as he, too, is missing. After Hoppy and California try to pick up Lucky's trail, Richards meets Lucky in the hills and hands him the cattle money. Against Rene's wishes, Lucky joins up with Richards, riding in the back of his wagon. In the meantime, Randall and three other members of the cattlemen's association worry that Hoppy has not returned and look for him at the inn. When Hoppy and California encounter Blaney and his henchmen on the trail, Hoppy demands to know where Lucky and the money are, but Blaney denies knowing anything about their whereabouts. When Randall and the others finally find Hoppy and California, Hoppy explains what has happened and says he will recover the money. Meanwhile, Richards, Lucky and Rene, who now knows that her uncle has been hypnotizing Lucky, stop at an old shack, and when Richards spots Hoppy and California in the distance, he hypnotizes Lucky and orders him to kill them. However, after Hoppy and California see Lucky shooting at them, Hoppy circles behind him, overpowers him and knocks him out. When Lucky awakes, he is no longer hypnotized and returns with them to the shack, where they surprise Richards. Hoppy pretends to have shot Lucky, but when Richards offers to prepare some of his special herb tea, Hoppy tells him he knows all about his method of controlling people and takes him prisoner. Randall and the other ranchers arrive and, when Hoppy hands over the money, they apologize for doubting him. Much to Lucky's delight, Hoppy announces that Rene will not be charged with any of her uncle's wrong-doing.

Film Details

Also Known As
Without Honor
Release Date
Apr 1948
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hopalong Cassidy Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Lone Pine, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by Clarence E. Mulford.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,468ft (6 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

This film's working title was Without Honor. Some scenes were shot in Lone Pine, CA. For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see entry for Hop-Along Cassidy in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3. 1990.