This was the first of 13 Hopalong Cassidy movies in which Morris Ankrum starred with William Boyd. He also was in two Hopalong Cassidy TV productions, Black Waters (1952) and The Black Sombrero (1954).
Town marshal Hopalong Cassidy investigates the murder of a gold miner who was killed before he could file his claim.
- Hopalong Cassidy or Hop-along Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of short stories and novels based on the character.
- William Boyd played the character in 66 popular films, a TV Show, and lots of developed lots of merchandise licensing.
- His comic sidekick varied over the years, and included Gabby Hayes, Britt Wood, and Andy Clyde.