Stick to Your Guns


1h 3m 1941

Brief Synopsis

The Bar 20 boys are after Nevada and his gang of cattle rustlers. Hoppy and California join Nevada's gang under assumed names. Johnny and the rest of Bar 20 get directions from Winters and head out looking for Hoppy's signal. But Winters wanders on ahead and gets spotted. This lets Nevada trap them in a canyon and to make matters worse, Hoppy's masquerade has been exposed.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 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 3m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,596ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

While searching for an outlaw named Nevada, rancher Hopalong Cassidy and his friend, California Carlson, meet with Verde saloon owner Long Ben, a former outlaw whom Hoppy once ran out of Santa Fe. Although Ben resents Hoppy, he betrays the location of Nevada's hideout in Snake Buttes because Nevada's gang robbed him after he beat them at cards. California and Hoppy, posing as notorious outlaw Tex Riley, ride to Nevada's hideout and join the rustlers. Their pal, Johnny Nelson, meanwhile, meets with the local ranchers, who form a posse to go after Nevada and his gang. Elderly prospector Jud Winters joins them, as does his granddaughter June, who worries about her grandfather's health. At the hideout, petty rivalry in Nevada's gang results in several shootouts among the men, and Hoppy uses the diversion to set a slow-smoldering signal fire for the ranchers. Hoppy also becomes embroiled in the rivalry and kills a rustler in self-defense. When the fire erupts full force, the Chinese cook is blamed, but the ranchers see the signal and ride toward the hideout. Nevada becomes suspicious of Hoppy because his recent problems seem to point to him. Just then, two rustlers sight Jud, but after they find the ranchers, they are both killed in a shootout. Nevada sends one of his men to see Ben, who is murdered after telling the rustler that Hoppy is an impostor. The outlaws hunt down the ranchers and engage them in a gunfight, first at the ranchers' campsite, then at a box canyon where they entrap the ranchers. However, Hoppy and California capture the men guarding the trapped ranchers and rejoin their friends. When the rustlers return, the ranchers are fortified, and during the ensuing gunfight, the rustlers are killed one by one. Hoppy and Nevada then face off, but when Nevada draws his weapon, Hoppy shoots him. All the cattle are returned to the ranchers, and Hoppy, Johnny and California return home to their own ranch.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 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 3m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,596ft (6 reels)

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Notes

As some of the character names in the credits of the viewed print were not discernable, a few character names were supplied from reviews. Hollywood Reporter news items reported the following information about the production: Frederick Reynolds was cast in the picture, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Jennifer Holt, daughter of actor Jack Holt, appeared under the name Jacqueline Holt for the first time in this film. Holt played under the name Jennifer in numerous other films, as well as under Jacqueline. The film was shot on location in Lone Pine, CA. Modern sources include Frank Ellis in the cast. 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.