Bar 20 (1943)

53-55 mins | Western | 1 October 1943

Director:

Lesley Selander

Producer:

Harry Sherman

Cinematographer:

Russell Harlan

Editor:

Carrol Lewis

Production Designer:

Ralph Berger

Production Company:

Harry Sherman Productions
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Bar 20 Three . The picture marked the feature film debut of Dustine Farnum, the daughter of silent film star Dustin Farnum. Although reviews list Francis McDonald's character as "One Eye," he is listed as "Quirt Rankin" in the screen credits. Some scenes were shot on location in Lone Pine, CA. A modern source includes Buck Bucko in the cast. For further 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 ; ... More Less

The working title of this film was Bar 20 Three . The picture marked the feature film debut of Dustine Farnum, the daughter of silent film star Dustin Farnum. Although reviews list Francis McDonald's character as "One Eye," he is listed as "Quirt Rankin" in the screen credits. Some scenes were shot on location in Lone Pine, CA. A modern source includes Buck Bucko in the cast. For further 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. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
24 Jul 1943.
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Daily Variety
19 Jul 43
p. 3.
Film Daily
21 Jul 43
p. 10.
Motion Picture Herald
24 Jul 1943.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
24 Jul 43
p. 1442.
Variety
21 Jul 43
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Bar 20 by Clarence E. Mulford (New York, 1939).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Bar 20 Three
Release Date:
1 October 1943
Production Date:
began 19 October 1942
Copyright Claimant:
United Artists Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 June 1943
Copyright Number:
LP12252
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Wide Range System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
53-55
Length(in feet):
4,837
Country:
United States
PCA No:
9029
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Bar-20 ranch hands Hopalong Cassidy, California Carlson and Lin Bradley travel to another state to buy prized cattle from the Stevens ranch. On the road they encounter a stagecoach carrying Mrs. Stevens, her daughter Marie and their friend, Mark Jackson, who are being robbed by Quirt Rankin and his gang. Although scared off by the Bar-20 hands, the robbers get away with jewelry belonging to Marie's fiancé, Richard Adams. Richard will not allow Marie to sell any of the cattle to pay the ransom for the jewelry, and instead plans to come up with the money by selling some of his own property. While touring the ranch with Mark, Hoppy, who along with California and Lin has been invited to stay at the Stevens' ranch, is robbed of his cattle money. Unknown to Hoppy and Richard, Mark is the mastermind behind Quirt's gang and hopes to take over the ranch. Mark uses Hoppy's money to offer Richard a "loan," knowing that Richard's sense of honor will prompt him to sign over the deed to his property as security. Lin later recognizes one of Hoppy's marked bills in Richard's possession, and suspects Richard of being involved with the outlaws. Hoppy, California and Lin secretly follow Richard to his meeting with the gang, at which he hopes to regain his jewelry. While Hoppy and California sneak up on the gang's hideout, Lin holds up Richard and takes the money back. Hoppy captures Quirt while the rest of the gang gets away, and Quirt confesses that Mark is the chief of the gang. The gang murders Quirt while he is in Hoppy's custody, but ... +


Bar-20 ranch hands Hopalong Cassidy, California Carlson and Lin Bradley travel to another state to buy prized cattle from the Stevens ranch. On the road they encounter a stagecoach carrying Mrs. Stevens, her daughter Marie and their friend, Mark Jackson, who are being robbed by Quirt Rankin and his gang. Although scared off by the Bar-20 hands, the robbers get away with jewelry belonging to Marie's fiancé, Richard Adams. Richard will not allow Marie to sell any of the cattle to pay the ransom for the jewelry, and instead plans to come up with the money by selling some of his own property. While touring the ranch with Mark, Hoppy, who along with California and Lin has been invited to stay at the Stevens' ranch, is robbed of his cattle money. Unknown to Hoppy and Richard, Mark is the mastermind behind Quirt's gang and hopes to take over the ranch. Mark uses Hoppy's money to offer Richard a "loan," knowing that Richard's sense of honor will prompt him to sign over the deed to his property as security. Lin later recognizes one of Hoppy's marked bills in Richard's possession, and suspects Richard of being involved with the outlaws. Hoppy, California and Lin secretly follow Richard to his meeting with the gang, at which he hopes to regain his jewelry. While Hoppy and California sneak up on the gang's hideout, Lin holds up Richard and takes the money back. Hoppy captures Quirt while the rest of the gang gets away, and Quirt confesses that Mark is the chief of the gang. The gang murders Quirt while he is in Hoppy's custody, but Richard has formed a posse and arrests Hoppy, California and Lin for robbery and for Quirt's murder. Although Richard refuses to believe that Mark would double-cross him, he agrees to Hoppy's plan to entrap Mark if he is indeed found guilty. In accordance with the plan, Richard pretends that Hoppy has escaped and states that he is taking the other men, including Quirt, whom Hoppy is impersonating, to the authorities. The caravan is ambushed by Quirt's gang, and as Hoppy had predicted, Mark attempts to kill the man he thinks is Quirt. Richard prevents the attempted murder, however, and Hoppy captures Mark while his friends round up the rest of the gang. With the money and jewels retrieved, Richard and Marie proceed with their wedding and agree to sell cattle to the Bar-20. +

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