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Stick to Your Guns (1941)

A former Bar 20 cowhand is now a cattle rancher and having trouble with rustlers. Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang ride in and surround the the bad guys. June Winters joins the posse and serves as the romantic partner for posse co-leader Lucky.

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June Winters (as Jacqueline Holt)
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Henchman Gila
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Jud Winters
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Henchman Carp
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Henchman Elbows
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Henchman Layton
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Long Ben (Verdes Bar Owner)
Homer Holcomb ...
Lanky Smith, Bar 20 Cowhand
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Chinese Charlie, the cook
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Pete - Guitar Player (as Jimmy Wakely Trio)
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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. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BAR-20 BOYS AGAINST AN ARMY OF KILLERS...but nothing can stop Hopalong and his pals when justice calls! (original poster) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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17 September 1941 (USA)  »

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De vilde bjerges bande  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The thirty-seventh of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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While undercover with the rival gang, a gunman goes to shoot Hopalong Cassidy in the back, and California warns him by shouting, "Hoppy, look out!" Not one member of the gang, already suspicious of Hoppy, picks up on California's mistake. See more »

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Followed by Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943) See more »

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Blue Moon on the Silver Sage
Performed by the Jimmy Wakely Trio
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Just Before Hoppy Fell Off the Cliff
19 February 2004 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

My summary title doesn't refer to the plot of any movie, it refers to the quality of the two Hoppy movies that followed this one: "Twilight on the Trail" & "Outlaws of the Desert," which are the two worst Hoppy movies of the 66 in the series. So somewhat surprisingly, this movie that preceded them is really a good movie. There are four songs, & although I frown on songs in my Hoppy movies (I leave that to Gene Autry & Roy Rogers), these songs are actually of good quality. This is a good, old fashioned western with lots of action, & not all of it involving Hoppy. There's plenty of gunfights, & unlike most later Hoppy movies, some of them are one on one gunfights (in later movies, the gunfights became one gang vs. another gang gun battles). This is a pretty tough western with plenty of excitement, & other characters have the stage quite a bit. Oddly, the Buck Peters character (owner of the Bar 20 Ranch that Hoppy works for) appears & has a few lines, but is not listed in the credits. Blooper: in one scene, California warns Hoppy of danger by yelling "Look out, Hoppy!" The problem is that Hoppy was supposed to be a character named "Tex Riley" at the time! No one in the baddies gang seemed to notice this, & apparently the film editor missed it also (or the director decided it would cost too much to re-shoot the scene). If you're watching the Hoppy series in chronological order, enjoy this one while you can, because as I said earlier, the quality of the next two Hoppy films "falls off the cliff!" I rate it 8/10.


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