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Leather Burners (1943)

The Leather Burners (original title)
As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Henabery (as Joseph E. Henabery)

Writers:

Jo Pagano (screenplay), Harry Sinclair Drago (based upon the story by) (as Bliss Lomax) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Jay Kirby ... Johnny Travers
Victor Jory ... Dan Slack
George Givot ... Sam Bucktoe
Ellanora Needles ... Sharon Longstreet (as Shelley Spencer)
Bobby Larson ... Bobby Longstreet
George Reeves ... Harrison Brooke
Hal Taliaferro ... Lafe - Telegrapher
Forbes Murray ... Bart Gailey
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Storyline

As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he locks up the operator Lafe knowing he can escape. Tailing Lafe he finds a secret entrance to a mine and inside finds the missing cattle. But Slack's men also find him just as the cattle are stampeded through the mine shaft. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Thrills are Riding Your Way! (original half-sheet poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leather Burners See more »

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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

Ellanora Needles was the wife of George Reeves from 21 September 1940 until 16 October 1950. See more »

Connections

Follows Lost Canyon (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Jangle Jingle
Written by Joseph J. Lilley and Frank Loesser
Performed by Andy Clyde
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Quite an operation
19 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Answering a call from Jay Kirby who has settled in a nearby area with a ranch and along with others is having his cattle systematically stolen with no trace, Hoppy and California come from the Bar 20 when summoned.

As part of his plan Hoppy and California go to work for Victor Jory whom we know right away as a villain. But Jory is only part of the picture.

Jory has got quite an operation going with a whole gang of cattle rustlers among them future screen legend Robert Mitchum. It all involved a spy among the ranchers and a played out old gold mine.

Best in this Hoppy feature is George Givot who normally is in lighter roles on the screen. He plays a miner long thought to be dead, but actually living as a hermit in his old mine and gone stark crazy with the loneliness and the dark.

Definitely one of the better Hopalong Cassidy films.


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