Across the Sierras

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Across the Sierras
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Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Screenplay byPaul Franklin
(original screenplay)
Produced by Leon Barsha
Starring Bill Elliott
Cinematography George Meehan
Edited by James Sweeney
Columbia Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 13, 1941 (1941-02-13)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States

Across the Sierras is a 1941 American Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Bill Elliott. [1]



After six years in prison, Mitch Carew returns to Arroyo to seek his revenge on the two men who sent him to prison, shopkeeper Dan Woodworth and Wild Bill Hickok. Carew goads Woodworth into drawing a pistol allowing him to legally kill the elderly Woodworth in self-defence.

Meanwhile, Hickok rescues his ne'er do well friend Larry Armstrong from a lynch mob with the idea that both of them settle down on a ranch. Though Bill finds the love of an Eastern girl, the lure of adventure and the Code of the West lead the pair into trouble, gunplay and vengeance.


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  1. Hans J. Wollstein (2014). "Across the Sierras". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.