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Nevada City (1941)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Music | 20 June 1941 (USA)
The conflict between a railroader and a stage line owner is being aggravated by bad guys who are sabotaging both sides. Roy and Gabby mediate the conflict and expose the bad guys.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writer:

James R. Webb (original screenplay) (as James Webb)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Jeff Connors
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Chapman
Sally Payne ... Jo Morrison
George Cleveland ... Hank Liddell
Billy Lee ... Chick Morrison
Joseph Crehan ... Mark Benton
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Jim Trevor aka Black Bart
Pierre Watkin ... Amos Norton
Jack Ingram ... Sheriff Pat Daley
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Storyline

In the early 1860s, Amos Norton, an unscrupulous financier, is trying to control all of the transportation modes in California. There are two established companies, the Morrison & Lidell Stagecoach Company, operated by Hank Lidell; and the new California Central Railroad, being pushed to completion by its president, Mark Benton. To bankrupt these two companies, Norton hires a notorious outlaw, Black Bart, to raid both outfits, making it look like each company was responsible for raids on the other. Lidell is convinced that Benton is trying to ruin him and declares open war. To stir the agitation more, Black Bart, posing as Jim Trevor, a rancher, joins the Morrison & Lidell forces. Jeff Connor, a stagecoach driver for Lidell, meets Benton and is convinced he is a square-shooter. When he openly says so, Lidell fires him and his pal, "Gabby" Chapman. Jo Morrison is in love with Jeff and her kid-brother, Chick, regards him as a hero. But when Jeff and Gabby go to work for Benton, they ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RIP-ROARING ACTION! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Six Gun Theater: Nevada City (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Hills
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by 'Sol Meyer' and Eddie Cherkose
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Plenty of Action
1 April 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

There is plenty of action in this Roy Rogers feature, and while "Nevada City" is probably a cut below his best features, it still works fine as light entertainment. Rogers and Gabby Hayes play basically their standard characters, and as usual they work pretty well together. The story is fairly involved, with Roy playing a stagecoach driver who gets caught in the middle of a dispute between the stage line and a railroad, with a mysterious bandit also included. The plot this time is rather full of holes, but it does set up plenty of chases and other action scenes, and there is always plenty going on to hold your attention.


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