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Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935)

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An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle.... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Bretherton

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Bill Hop-Along Cassidy
James Ellison ... Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
Paula Stone ... Mary Meeker
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Uncle Ben (as George Hayes)
Kenneth Thomson ... Jack Anthony
Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Red Connors
Charles Middleton ... Buck Peters
Robert Warwick ... Jim Meeker
Willie Fung ... Salem the Cook
Frank Campeau ... Henchman Frisco
Jim Mason ... Henchman Tom Shaw
Ted Adams ... Hall
Franklyn Farnum ... Riley - Cowhand
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Storyline

An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle. With the help of Bill Cassidy (Hop-along, because of an earlier bullet wound) and Johnny Nelson, the warring cattlemen join forces to do in the outlaws. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Tough luck for cattle rustling hombres when these three broncho busting buckaroos get after them...a yarn with a kick like a loco steer... See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hopalong Cassidy Enters See more »

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Gleason was originally announced to star in this film as Hop-Along Cassidy. See more »

Connections

Followed by Hopalong Rides Again (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Followin' the Stars
Music and lyrics by Sam H. Stept and Dave Franklin
Sung by James Ellison and Frank McGlynn Jr.
Played as background music often
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This film was good- but a long way from Great.
19 August 2019 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

For a low budget 1935 'B' western, this was not bad. In fact, with the nice editing and the outdoor scenes, this was actually a better filmed movie than some of the high end production companies were making at the time. But it was not one of the best, actually far from the fact.

I guess if this was the first time I had ever seen a Hopalong western, then perhaps it would be better outcome. But this first show was stiff at times. The actors had not gelled and look ill-at-ease reading the script. Hopalong was ready to hang someone without a trial, which is something that would never happen on later episodes of the series.

You can overlook the plot- and overlook the singing- but from William Boyd's almost mannequin appearance and the fact the leading lady appeared to have never acted before, things need improvement. And in later episodes, they will. They will become Saturday matinee movies with action, laughs and gunfire. And this offering was lacking two of the three.


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