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The Eagle's Brood (1935)

Passed | | Western | 25 October 1935 (USA)
When the outlaw El Toro saves Hoppy's life, Hoppy agrees to find his missing grandson.

Director:

Howard Bretherton

Writers:

Clarence E. Mulford (based on novel by), Doris Schroeder (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Bill 'Hop-a-long' Cassidy
James Ellison ... Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
William Farnum ... El Toro
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Bartender Spike (as George Hayes)
Addison Richards ... Big Henry
Joan Woodbury ... Dolores (as Nana Martinez)
Frank Shannon ... Henchman Mike
Dorothy Revier ... Dolly
Paul Fix ... Henchman Steve
Al Lydell Al Lydell ... Panhandle (Pop in credits)
John Merton ... Henchman Ed
George Mari George Mari ... Pablo Chavez
Juan Torena ... Esteban Chavez
Henry Sylvester Henry Sylvester ... Sheriff
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Storyline

The grandson of the notorious bandit El Toro witnesses the murder of his parents by men trying to hijack the gold they were carrying. After El Toro saves the life of Hop-a-long Cassidy, Cassidy agrees to find and protect the boy, who is in hiding from the killers, whom he can identify. Cassidy and his partner Johnny Nelson, with the help of friendly bartender Spike, try to save the boy and bring down the man behind the gold robbery. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

A Hard-Ridin' Guy Who Gets Right to the Shootin'!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hämnaren från vidderna See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1946 re-release) | (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Bartender Spike: Don't shoot, Bill! It's me, Sarsparilly! I'm throwin' in with ya!
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Connections

Followed by Pride of the West (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo
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Written by Quirino Mendoza
Played in the saloon
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Takes on a mission
16 November 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The trio is only a duo in this second Hopalong Cassidy western The Eagle's Brood. Also Hoppy who is now a deputy sheriff resigns on a point of honor. Behavior expected of a cowboy hero.

Legendary Mexican bandit El Toro played by Franklyn Farnum is spotted on this side of the border. Farnum is on a mission, to find and rescue his grandson George Mori who was left alive after his parents are killed when they are robbed of gold he was shipping.

Farnum finds Hoppy all right, stuck in quicksand and sinking fast. Who could blame Hoppy for not following through on his apprehension after El Toro pulls him out. Instead he takes on El Toro's mission to find the little kid. The outlaws who killed the parents also want the kid to eliminate a witness.

As I said it's only a duo here, Bill Boyd and his young sidekick James Ellison. Gabby Hayes is here, minus his beard and sporting a handlebar mustache. He's bartender for head villain Addison Richard at Richard's saloon.

The Eagle's Brood proves if nothing else Hoppy is a man of honor.


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