Stick to Your Guns (1941)

62 mins | Western | 1941

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

As some of the character names in the credits of the viewed print were not discernable, a few character names were supplied from reviews. HR 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 ; ... More Less

As some of the character names in the credits of the viewed print were not discernable, a few character names were supplied from reviews. HR 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. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
27 Sep 1941.
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Daily Variety
24 Sep 1941.
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Film Daily
29 Sep 41
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
3 Jul 41
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Jul 41
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
14 Jul 41
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Jul 41
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Jul 41
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Aug 41
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Sep 41
p. 14.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
27 Sep 41
p. 287.
Variety
24 Sep 41
p. 8.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Supv ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus dir
Mus score
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Clarence E. Mulford.
SONGS
"Blue Moon on the Silver Sage," words by Ralph Freed, music by Sam H. Stept
"On the Strings of My Lonesome Guitar," words and music by Smiley Burnette and Jimmy Wakely
"My Kind of Country," words by Frank Loesser, music by Jimmy McHugh.
DETAILS
Production Date:
7 July--mid July 1941
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 September 1941
Copyright Number:
LP10930
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Wide Range System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
5,596
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
Yes
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 ... +


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. +

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