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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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Storyline

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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DANGER to every stranger...but Cassidy dares a one-man invasion of the death-ridden Black Buttes! (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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| (edited TV)

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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1.37 : 1
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This is one of 54 Hopalong Cassidy features produced by Harry Sherman, initially distributed by Paramount Pictures from 1935-1941, and then by United Artists 1942-1944, which were purchased by their star William Boyd for nationally syndicated television presentation beginning in 1948 and continuing thereafter for many years, as a result of their phenomenal success. Each feature was re-edited to 54 minutes so as to comfortably fit into a 60 minute time slot, with six minutes for commercials. It was not until 50 years later that, with the cooperation of Mrs. Boyd. i.e. Grace Bradley, that they were finally restored to their original length with their original opening and closing credits intact. 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 Lost Canyon (1942) See more »

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On the Strings of My Lonely Guitar
Performed by the Jimmy Wakely Trio
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Once a Bar 20 man always a Bar 20 man
18 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Henry Hall former Bar 20 hand and now owner of his own spread is having his cattle systematically rustled. Which means that Hopalong Cassidy and the rest of the Bar 20 ranch can be counted on to help.

It's agreed upon that it's Dick Curtis and his band that's doing the rustling. But finding them and catching them with the stolen cattle won't be easy, Curtis's gang has got a nice hideout in the hills and no easy way to reach them.

Bill Boyd and Andy Clyde go undercover with the help of Charles Middleton who Hoppy arrested back when he was a US Marshal. Of course in the end the bad guys are dealt with in Bar 20 fashion.

Stick To Your Guns gave Jennifer Holt her film debut though she was billed as Jacqueline Holt. She and Hoppy's young sidekick Brad King are paired together.

Enough action in Stick To Your Guns for any western fan.


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