Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)

78 mins | Western | 16 April 1937

Director:

Nate Watt

Cinematographer:

Archie Stout

Editor:

Robert Warwick

Production Designer:

Lewis J. Rachmil

Production Company:

Harry Sherman Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

Clarence E. Mulford's story first appeared as a serial in West Magazine (6 Jul--17 Aug 1932). The title card of the film read "Clarence E. Mulford's Hills of Old Wyoming ." This picture marks Russell Hayden's screen debut. Publicity records note that the film is based on both Mulford's story and the song. According to a HR news item, Harry Sherman was hospitalized due to injuries sustained while shooting at Kernville, CA. For more information on the series, see entry for Hop-Along Cassidy in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ; F3.1990 and consult the Series ... More Less

Clarence E. Mulford's story first appeared as a serial in West Magazine (6 Jul--17 Aug 1932). The title card of the film read "Clarence E. Mulford's Hills of Old Wyoming ." This picture marks Russell Hayden's screen debut. Publicity records note that the film is based on both Mulford's story and the song. According to a HR news item, Harry Sherman was hospitalized due to injuries sustained while shooting at Kernville, CA. For more information on the series, see entry for Hop-Along Cassidy in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ; F3.1990 and consult the Series Index. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Apr 37
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Feb 37
p. 2.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Mar 37
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Apr 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
19 Apr 37
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
10 Apr 37
p. 45.
Motion Picture Herald
17 Apr 37
p. 46.
Variety
9 Jun 37
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Scr and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Ward
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Round-Up by Clarence E. Mulford (New York, 1933).
SONGS
"Hills of Old Wyoming," music and lyrics by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Clarence E. Mulford's Hills of Old Wyoming
Release Date:
16 April 1937
Production Date:
early February--early March 1937 at General Service Studios
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 April 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7083
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3204
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Hopalong Cassidy, owner of the Bar Three ranch in Wyoming, and his neighboring ranchers around an Indian reservation, are suffering from cattle losses due to rustlers. Indians are suspected to be the culprits, but after several encounters with Andrews, the agent in charge of the reservation, Hoppy and his friends Windy and Lucky Jenkins suspect Andrews. Andrews, with the help of his Indian cohort Lone Eagle, frames Hoppy, but he evades arrest. Lone Eagle is found dead, and Andrews hopes the Indians will blame Hoppy for the murder. Hoppy brings Lone Eagle's body to the Indians and promises to return with the real killer. They allow him to leave accompanied by Indians, but keep Windy and Lucky hostage. Hoppy steals Andrews' rifle, which uses unusual bullets and proves to the Indian Chief Big Tree that the bullets in the rifle match those that killed Lone Eagle. The Indians release Windy and Lucky, and they all join together to get the rustlers. Andrews knocks out his superior officer Thompson, and escapes, but is caught by Hoppy. With the rustlers arrested, the Indians and Hoppy thank one another, and Windy and Lucky return to their romances with the general store owner and her ... +


Hopalong Cassidy, owner of the Bar Three ranch in Wyoming, and his neighboring ranchers around an Indian reservation, are suffering from cattle losses due to rustlers. Indians are suspected to be the culprits, but after several encounters with Andrews, the agent in charge of the reservation, Hoppy and his friends Windy and Lucky Jenkins suspect Andrews. Andrews, with the help of his Indian cohort Lone Eagle, frames Hoppy, but he evades arrest. Lone Eagle is found dead, and Andrews hopes the Indians will blame Hoppy for the murder. Hoppy brings Lone Eagle's body to the Indians and promises to return with the real killer. They allow him to leave accompanied by Indians, but keep Windy and Lucky hostage. Hoppy steals Andrews' rifle, which uses unusual bullets and proves to the Indian Chief Big Tree that the bullets in the rifle match those that killed Lone Eagle. The Indians release Windy and Lucky, and they all join together to get the rustlers. Andrews knocks out his superior officer Thompson, and escapes, but is caught by Hoppy. With the rustlers arrested, the Indians and Hoppy thank one another, and Windy and Lucky return to their romances with the general store owner and her daughter. +

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