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1. Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
It's the Great Depression, and the Kamp family has struggled since Mrs. Kamps untimely death. The older children do their best to take care of the family, but the younger children, Hopalong Cassidy fan Norman, and straight talking little Ruthie struggle most with a bleak looking future. Now, with their father facing mounting debts resulting from Norman's battle with polio, the siblings expect a Christmas without presents. But when father scrapes together a dollar to use for gifts, things change. As each child comes up with a special gift to give another member of the family, they soon begin to see many of their dearest wishes come true. Perhaps a boy who struggles to walk can become a real cowboy after all.
2. American Restoration (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Hopalong Rick (2010)
Rick attempts to restore a 1960's three-wheeled Marketeer Golf Cart for the Pawn Stars. Can his team drive this double bogey into a hole-in-one, or will this project end up in the rough? And later, a customer drops off an extremely rare Hopalong Cassidy bicycle from the 1950's, can Rick and Tyler find the missing parts, or is this bike too rutty to ride?
3. Siskel & Ebert (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Bad Girls/The Inkwell/Naked in New York/Brainscan/Surviving the Game (1994)
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review five new movies and recommend a laser disc. Two thumbs down for the phony feminist western, _Bad Girls (1994/I)_, with its comic book action right out of Hopalong Cassidy or Tom Mix. Two thumbs up for the sweet and funny coming-of-age comedy, qv##tt0110137##, which has a light touch despite some overacting. A split vote on qv##tt0110623##, a Woody Allen-esque comedy about a young playwright in love. Siskel found it forced and padded; Ebert especially liked Tony Curtis and Kathleen Turner in supporting roles. Two thumbs down for the sci-fi horror, qv##tt0109327##, which has a particularly boring and repellent villain. A split vote on qv##tt0111323##, yet another variation on "The Most Dangerous Game". Siskel calls it a strong, entertaining B picture; Ebert reluctantly disagrees because of its utter predictability. Both of them like the acting, especially by Ice-T. The "Laser Disc Pick of the Month": qv##tt0054167##.
4. Hopalong Cassidy (1952 TV Series)
Episode: The Knife of Carlos Valero (1952)
A knife belonging to Carlos Velero is used to commit a murder and left behind in order to frame the young Mexican. "Hopalong" Cassidy and his sidekick, "Red" Connors, rescue the innocent man from an incited lynch-mob, and hide him while they track down the real killer.
5. Hopalong Cassidy (1952 TV Series)
Episode: The Trap (1952)
In this remake of "Wedding Blackmail" from The Cisco Kid television series, Hopalong Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##) attempts to save an ex-convict, Norman Blaine (qv##nm0378026##), who is being blackmailed into joining a scheme to rob the Cattleman's Association.
6. Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935)
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.
In the first of the 66 Hopalong Cassidys, a range war has developed between the Bar 20 and their neighbor with each thinking their cattle is being rustled by the other. Having been shot in the fracas, Bill Cassidy recieves his nickname recuperating from the leg wound when he says 'I can still hop along'. Later he uses an altered cowhide brand to find the real rustlers.
7. Three Men from Texas (1940)
This 31st entry of the 66 films in the Hopalong Cassidy series marks the first of 35 consecutive appearances, in the remaining films of the series, of Scottish-born comedian Andy Clyde in the role of "California Carlson", although his introduction in this film is as "California Jack" Carlson and his credentials won't bear much scrutiny. The film finds local officers in an outlaw-infested town in California helpless to cope with the situation and a citizens committee comes to Texas and appeals to the Texas Rangers for help in organizing the forces of law and order. Captain Andrews of the Rangers offers the assignment to Hopalong Cassidy and Lucky Jenkins, but Cassidy, whose period of service in the Rangers is almost over, refuses. The as-usual impetuous Lucky takes the job alone. While on patrol duty, Cassidy is following the trail of a large herd of rustled horses and discovers the hide-out of the Bruce Morgan gang. The place is deserted except for a garrulous old cook who calls himself "California Jack" Carlson, who receives Cassidy who is posing as a Morgan friend and fellow outlaw Ben Stokes, whom California does not know. Cassidy arrests the frightened cook as a material witness against the gang and starts for Texas Ranger headquarters. Learning from Carlson that Morgan had planned to leave for the west coast, Cassidy gets permission from Captain Andrews to take up the trail. He is made a U.S. Marshal, which gives him blanket authority, and Carlson is taken along as a guide. Cassidy arrives in Santa Carmen, California just when newly-appointed town sheriff Lucky is foolishly setting out single-haned against Morgan and his gang. Cassidy and California join him and escape following a fight in which Lucky is wounded. They find refuge at the hide-out of Pico Serrano, once rich but now penniless, as he and other Californians have been cheated out of and driven from their homes by the unscrupulous Morgan and his gunmen. Lucky falls in love with Pico's daughter, Paquita. Cassidy organizes a posse and engages Morgan and his gang in a gun fight. Morgan, Stokes and others of the gang storm Pico's hide-out and, during the fighting, Paquita is mortally wounded and dies in Lucky's arms. With an augmented posse, Cassidy again invades Santa Carmen and, following a spectacular fight, Pico kills Morgan, while Gardner and Stokes are taken prisoners.
Hopalong and his sidekick are two Texas Rangers who are about to leave the service and take up ranching on the Bar 20. The Rangers receive a request for help from a former Texan now living in California. Hopalong has also been persuing a Texan outlaw who has fled to California. When Hopalong turns down the offer to go to California, the younger ranger takes on the job. However, Hoppy soon reconsiders and is made a US Marshal. He and California (a braggart cook) arrive just in time to save the young ranger (now town marshal). The gang, which is stealing haciendas, by taking spanish land grant papers have teamed up with the Texas outlaws. Hoppy unites the caballeros and town folk together to fight the gang and bring law and order to the town.
8. Law of the Pampas (1939)
The 24th entry in the "Hopalong Cassidy" series finds Cassidy visiting a foreign country, other than Mexico which he frequently frequented, for the first time. He would later take a herd of horses to the Middle East: Wealthy Argentine cattle raiser, Jose Valdez, buys a prize herd from New Mexico's Bar 20 Ranch (sometimes located in Texas, Wyoming or Arizona in other Cassidy films) on the condition that foreman Hopalong Cassidy deliver it himself to the Valdez ranch on the Argentine pampas. Hoppy agrees and takes along his saddle mate Lucky Jenkins. Once there, Hoppy becomes friends with all members of the Valdez household, with the exception of his American son-in-law Ralph Merritt. Valdez explains Merritt's "moodiness" as caused by the shock of the recent mysterious deaths of both Merritt's wife, and also her brother. The unexplained deaths of Valdez' son and daughter give Hoppy his first clue as to Merritt's true character, as does his friendship with a couple of toughs, Slim and Curly, and his interest in a fiery dance hall girl, Chiquita. It soon becomes evident to Hoppy that Merritt had his wife and brother-in-law murdered in the hopes of inheriting the vast Valdez estate. Hoppy, aided by Fernando Ramirez, acts quickly to save the lives of Valdez and his young grandson, Ernesto/Tito, the only remaining obstacles to Merritt's plan. When Merritt and his henchmen make a move to kill Hoppy and Lucky, the fight comes out into the open. Rounding up the loyal gauchos of the Valdez ranch and forming them into a posse, the battle, fought on the pampas and finally on the ranch, begins. Note: the film credits and the press book name Strange and Dean as "Schultz" and "Naples", identified as European hired killers in the synopsis, but they are Americanized to just plain American-type henchmen "Slim" and "Curly" in the film itself.
9. Stagecoach War (1940)
"Hopalong" Cassidy, "Lucky" Jenkins and "Speedy" are driving a herd of Bar-20 mustangs to Bluesky, to be delivered to Jeff Chapman, operator of a stagecoach line. They come upon a stagecoach, which has just been looted of silver bullion by "Smiley" and his singing outlaws. The Bar-20 men give first aid to Jeff, who was shot during the robbery, and "Lucky" drives the stagecoach to town. There, "Lucky" is hard smitten by Jeff's daughter, Shirley, but she is in love with Neal Holt, who also has designs on her father's mail-carrying contract. Holt's foreman, "Twister" Maxwell, secretly works with "Smiley" and his gang, tipping them off on gold and silver shipments. Hold and Cassidy get into an argument over the merits of the Bar-20 mustangs versus Holt's pure-bred Morgans and the end result is a match race, with the stage contract as the stake.
10. Bar 20 Rides Again (1935)
The third entry in the Hopalong Cassidy films finds Jim Arnold (Howard Lang (I)'), owner of the SV Ranch, writing and asking for Hopalong Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##) to aid in the struggle against a gang of rustlers, led by a man known only as Nevada. Arnold also asks that Cassidy NOT bring his friend Johnny Nelson ('James Ellison'), as Arnold wishes to cool down the romance between his daughter Margaret (qv##nm0746169##) and Johnny. Cassidy takes along Bar 20 hand Red Connors (qv##nm0569465##), which hacks Johnny off as usual and the hothead storms off making plans of his own. While Cassidy waits in the hills for a meeting with Arnold, Johnny arrives at the SV and encounters a rival for Margaret, George Perdue (qv##nm0941678##), a cultured, snuff-sniffing dandy---real westerners dip---who, is in reality Nevada, a man with a Napoleonic complex, who plans his cattle raids on the tactics used by Napoleon in his military campaigns (other than Waterloo), and he rules his men with an iron discipline. Meanwhile, Cassidy appears at the ranch posing as a dude, and with the help of an old prospector known as "Windy" (George 'Gabby' Hayes'), begins an investigation. Cassidy, who could out-dude anybody when he chose to (and he often chose to and often to the dismay of Cassidy fans) soon discovers that Perdue and Nevada are one and the same. With a pre-arranged signal from Cassidy, the ranchers, led by Johnny, Red and Arnold, sweep in and wipe out the rustlers.
11. Heart of the West (1936)
The sixth of the Hopalong Cassidy films, with the story source credited to Clarence E. Mulford's "Mesquite Jenkins, Tumbleweed", finds Hopalong Cassidy and his young pal, Johnny Nelson, leaving their Bar 20 home range to answer a letter offering them jobs on the Tumbling-L Ranch of Big John Trumbull near Yucca. Before they arrive in town, they save an old wrangler named Windy from drowning, who has been fired on from ambush as he was delivering a valuable stud bull to the depot. Windy, whose sole trusted weapon is a blacksnake whip, tells them he works for the Three-J Ranch adjoining Trumbull's spread. Hoppy and Johnny soon learn that Trumbull's outfit isn't the kind they want to work for, turn down the job offer, and take work with the Three-J, operated by easterner Jim Jordan and his sister Sally. Jordan is planning on fencing in his grazing land, but Trunbull swears this won't happen because, unknown to the other ranchers, Trumbull's men have been driving rustled cattle through a pass on the Jordan land. Hoppy and Johnny aid Jordan in getting his fence up, while Trumbull's men first try to stop them by gun warfare and then by starting a stampede of rustled cattle toward the narrow pass where the fence is being erected. Hoppy dynamites a dam, releases a torrent of water, and then succeeds in turning back the herd on the rustlers. The troubles at the Three-J are over and Hoppy and Johnny head back to the Bar 20.
12. Texas Trail (1937)
During the Spanish-American War, Colonel Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders are short of horses, and Hopalong Cassidy and his Bar-20 friends are detailed to round up a bunch of wild horses, but a renegade and his gang are out to stop the roundup.
In this 14th film of the 66-film series that is credited on the film as being based on Clarence E. Mulford's novel "Tex"... but isn't, other than some character names...the United States Army needs horses for the Spanish-American war but all attempts to get wild horses from the Western plains has failed as the gathered herds have been taken by rustlers. Colonel Whitely instructs Major McCready to secure the services of Hopalong Cassidy who, meanwhile, has been training his men as a volunteer force. While disappointed at having to work as a civilian, Cassidy answers the call to the flag and with the help of Lucky Jenkins, Windy Halliday, Smokey and the other cowhands, rounds up a herd of 500 wild horses. Black Jack Carson and his henchmen Hawks, Shorty and Brad steal the horses and capture Cassidy and his men. With the help of Boots, the Colonel's son, and Barbara Allen, Lucky's sweetheart, Cassidy manages to escape, regain the horses and capture Carson and his men.
13. Unexpected Guest (1947)
Hopalong Cassidy, with his sidekick Lucky Jenkins, accompanies California Carlson when he leases the Bar-20 ranch, to claim his inheritance from a cousin. There are five heirs, one a young girl, Ruth Baxter. A mysterious, hooded stranger stalks the ranch property and one of the heirs is killed. Lucky saves Ruth from a similar fate and also discovers oil deposits on the property. Hoppy discovers the identity of the murder and also solves the mystery of the hooded strange with the help of the housekeeper, Midd Hsckrtt.
14. Twilight on the Trail (1941)
Rustlers are raiding in Antelope Valley and Jim Brent, owner of the Circle Y Ranch, sends for eastern detectives to catch them. The detectives arrive and, much to the disgust of Brent, his daughter Lucy, and the other cattlemen, they turn out to be a trio of foppish dudes. But, in reality, they are 'Hopalong" Cassidy and his sidekicks, "California" Carlson and Johnny Nelson, dressed in order to throw the outlaws off their guard...and also do the same for the kids in the front row.
15. Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)
The seventh entry of the "Hopalong Cassidy" films appears to be in need of clearing up some errors and, to be polite, misconceptions now on site regarding this film; The "uncredited" attribute for Adolph Zukor as the Presenter is incorrect. On the original(before re-issue prints) film, Adolph Zukor was listed above the title on the film and also on all of the original advertising material as "Adolph Zukor Presents"; the only connection George A Hirliman has with this film is it was part of a group of Cassidy films he bought for re-issue through Screen Guild as Goodwill Productions, and he politely replaced the original-print credit frames with a remade credit frame naming himself as the presenter (which was not totally untrue based on the circumstances, but he only got there via the reissue route), and also had the credits redone to show George "Gabby" Hayes as a selling point, as this film was made long before George Hayes ever dreamed of being known as "Gabby" Hayes, and the original credits billed him as George Hayes; while this is possibly one of the most brutal and gritty films in the series, it DOES NOT open (as reported in a site summary) featuring a cripple being bound, gagged and thrown from a cliff. The murder of the crippled newspaper editor, Robert Saunders, happens well into the film when villain Blackie Felton is on horseback, throws a rope over Saunders, in his wheelchair, and drags him and the wheelchair through the street and crashes the chair and occupant into the back of a wagon; assistant director V. O. Smith billed as U.O. Smith is, like the vast majority of AKA names, strictly a printing typo. Jimmy Ellison's Johnny Nelson character was replaced in this film by William Janney as Cassidy's kid brother Buddy, as Ellison was occupied elsewhere as Buffalo Bill in Cecil B. Demille's "The Plainsman." The film basically opens with miner Peg-Leg Holden (Irving Bacon, and John "Peg-Leg" Wallace in long shots) mouthing off to Lilli Marsh in her Crystal Slipper saloon about an unrecorded strike he has just made, and it isn't long, thanks to her hirelings Bob Claiborne and Blackie Felton, before Holden is dispatched and Lilli now is the possessor of the now-recorded claim. The wheel-chair bound crusading newspaper editor Robert Saunders summons his old friend Hopalong Cassidy to Mesa Grande (which can be semi-translated to Big Table but that is not the name of the town as reported on site in a comment) as Saunders believes Cassidy can bring law and order to the mining town. Saunder's type-setter is Windy Halliday, who claims to be an old friend of Cassidy's who taught him all he knows, but their relationship in this film is not the same as in later films in the series. Before Cassidy and his hard-headed young brother Buddy show up, Blackie Felton (quite possibly the meanest SOB ever seen in a Cassidy film) ropes, drags and causes the death of Saunders, who hangs on long enough to talk to Cassidy when he hits town, and Hoppy, to put it mildly, is more than a little bit riled. He has several conversations with Lilli about cleaning up her act and they are both mutually attracted to each other...she to he more than he to her, but she isn't buying much of his reformation talks, and is working hard to get him to come over to her side. Easily among the top three of the series films, with the only jarring note being the insipidly written-and-played character of Buddy Cassidy.
16. The Eagle's Brood (1935)
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.
17. Heart of Arizona (1938)
Sheriff Hawley (qv##nm0063476##)attempts to restrain Belle Starr (qv##nm0602096##)after serving five years in prison, result of an unjust conviction of being implicated in the cattle rustling activities of her deceased husband. "Hopalong" Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##), of the Bar-20 Ranch comes to her rescue by lending Belle his horse so she can escape and return to her ranch with her daughter Jacqueline (qv##nm0795044##). Her crooked foreman,"Trister" (qv##nm0533965##), in the pay of Dan Ringo ('Alden 'Stephen' Chase'), schemes to deliver Bar-20 cattle to crafty cattle-buyer "Trimmer" Winkler (qv##nm0151420##), but is thwarted by the marksmanship of young Artie Peters (qv##nm0454496##), son of Bar-20 foreman Buck Peters (qv##nm0254502##). Fearing that Belle's cattle will be the next target, Cassidy inserts a small Mexican coin in the hoof of one of the herd to get evidence to prove the brands have been changed.
18. The Devil's Playground (1946)
In the 55th film of the series, "Hopalong" Cassidy and his two sidekicks, "Lucky" Jenkins and "California" Carlson, are trailing a stray dogie (calf)when darkness forces them back toward their ranch. Halting at a line-shack they find the doorknob smeared with blood, and the trail leading through their cabin. They find an unconscious girl bleeding from a bullet wound in her arm. Before long, "Hoppy" and his pals find themselves up against a dwarf, plus a renegade judge who claims to be searching for his demented daughter (but isn't), and instead tries to kill her, while relieving her of a map to a hidden cache of gold.
19. Cassidy of Bar 20 (1938)
Hopalong Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##), boss of the Bar 20 ranch in Texas, rides down the Camino Real in the New Mexico cattle country near Alamogordo, in response to an urgent message from his lifelong sweetheart, Nora Blake (qv##nm0485494##), who is in serious trouble. Before he and his saddlemates, "Lucky" Jenkins (qv##nm0370797##) and "Pappy (qv##nm0201227##), can reach her ranch, they are stopped by Clay Allison ('Robert Fiske (I)' qv), a cattle-rustler who is in almost complete control of the district, and wants to extend his holdings by seizing Nora's cattle and driving her out. Seeing Cassidy as a menace to his plans, he has him arrested on a trumped-up charge. Cassidy and his pals shoot their way out of the trouble and reach Nora;s ranch where they learn that Allison's henchmen have murdered her foreman, Tom Dillon (qv##nm0254477##), and Allison has sent for a crew of outlaws on the Texas border.
20. Borderland (1937)
The activities of a bandit, known as "The Fox" and working out of Mexico, rouses the Texas Rangers into action. Rankin, head of the Rangers, decides upon a ruse. Texas Ranger "Hopalong" Cassidy is to submit himself to arrest after means have been taken to ruin his reputation as an honest lawman and force him from the Rangers. As an outcast, he is to go to El Rio, headquarters of the "Fox" gang and try to contact the bandit, Cassidy agrees and leaves, much to the dismay of fellow-Ranger Johnny Nelson, who isn't in on the scheme. In El Rio, Cassidy, after snubbing his old friend, "Windy" Halliday, takes up with the town's riffraff, which includes "Loco," a half-wit. Through an emissary, Loco overhears "Windy" tell young Molly Rand that he thinks Cassidy is putting on an act. This leads the pair to be kidnapped and held hostage by "The Fox" in case Cassidy gets too close to finding out his true identity.
21. The Marauders (1947)
"Hopalong' Cassidy (William Boyd (I)')and his two sidekicks, "California" Carlson ('Andy Clyde')and "Lucky" Jenkins ('Rand Brooks'), accidentally happen upon "The Marauders"-a ruthless gang led by an outlaw named Riker (qv##nm0179591##)---following the attempted murder of Susan Cowell (qv##nm0166729##) and her mother ('Mary Newton'). They hear about the terror-campaign which has been frightening away the townspeople, and the trio offers their help. Objections by the Cowells and Deacon Black (qv##nm0938052##)to the destruction of the town church by the gang brings on gun-battles and an investigation by Cassidy that uncovers a deposit of oil under the church...and a vicious plot involving...
22. Strange Gamble (1948)
In the 63rd of the series based on the Clarence E. Mulford character, Hopalong Cassidy is working on a counterfeiting case for the government and, with his two pals California Carlson and Lucky Jenkins, enters a town where they meet Nora Murray and her brother Sid, who have come to claim the "Silver Belle" mine. The brother is killed by the gang led by Ora Mordigan, and Cassidy discovers a lost mine where the gang has been holding John Murray, Nora's father, a prisoner and forcing him to print the bogus money.
In the finale of the Hopalong Cassidy series, Hoppy, California, and Lucky are looking for counterfeiters. They find Mordigan and realize he's the one they are after, They learn how he disposes of the bills but must find out where they are printed. When Moidigan's men attempt to murder them, Hoppy breaks it up and forces Mordigan to accept him as a partner hoping this will lead to the source of the bills.
23. Riders of the Deadline (1943)
With writer Bennett Cohen recycling the same script he had used at Republic in 1941 for Don Barry's "Desert Bandit", this 50th entry in the "Hopalong Cassidy" series finds Ranger Hopalong Cassidy falling into disrepute and leaving the service, because of the death of his pal and young protégé Tim Mason, who had lost his good standing through the suspicion that he was implicated with a band of smugglers, who had been using his ranch as a hideout. With the aid of his pals, California Carlson and Jimmy Rogers, Cassidy tracks down the outlaw gang, invades their hideout, and captures or kills the leaders, and regains both his and Tim's good names, while revealing his discharge from the Rangers was a plot hatched by him and Ranger Captain Jennings.
24. Fool's Gold (1946)
In the 56th film of the 66 in the series (and the first one produced by William Boyd Productions instead of Harry Sherman), Hopalong Cassidy undertakes to help out his old friend, Army Colonel Jed Landry. The Colonel's hot-tempered son, Lieutenant Bruce Landry, has struck his commanding officer and is facing a court martial. Bruce deserts and is believed hiding at a robber's hideout-town known as Twin Buttes. Cassidy departs without telling his two pals, Lucky Jenkins and California Carlson, but they learn his destination and follow him. Hoppy arrives at Twin Buttes and attempts to register at the inn ran by Jessie Dixon but she is suspicious and refuses him a room. Cassidy makes friends with "Professor" Dixon, Jessie's father, and is given a room. Bruce is being kept in a hideout by a group of holdup men headed by Dixon, and has fallen in love with Jessie. She advises him to give himself up and face the Army court-martial, rather than participate in a series of shady deals engineered by her father. Cassidy escapes a trap set for him by Dixon and meets Lucky and California and they decide to look over Dixon's "laboratory" in the mountains. They find the place is a front for a plant where the gang makes copper bricks covered with a thin coating of gold. They ride fast to catch up with the gang when they learn a gold shipment is to be held up and the fake bricks substituted.
25. Dangerous Venture (1947)
"Hopalong" Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##), and his two pals, "California" Carlson ('Andy Clyde') and "Lucky" Jenkins ('Rand Brooks'), join an expedition seeking buried Indian-relics, headed by Dr. Sue Harmon (qv##nm0018278##), and her assistant Dr. Grimes Atwood (Douglas Evans'). The greed of the latter almost brings ruination to the quest.
26. Stick to Your Guns (1941)
All the Bar-20 cowhands gather to aid one of the former Bar-20 riders who is systematically being rustled of his cattle herd by a gang of rustlers operating out of the Black Buttes. "Hopalong" Cassidys plan is for him and grizzled "California" Carlson to work their way into the gang, while their young sidekick, Johnny Nelson---sorry, "Lucky" isn't in this 'un---assembles the others at the ranch and awaits a smoke signal from Cassidy to attack the bandit stronghold.
27. Three on the Trail (1936)
The fifth of the Hopalong Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##) films and the first to establish Cassidy, Johnny Nelson ('James Ellison') and "Windy" Halliday (qv##nm0371025##) as a continuing Bar 20 trio (hence the title), although the Windy character was a film creation and never one of the characters in the Clarence E. Mulford books. This one finds the town of Mesquite in the grip of Pecos Kane (qv##nm0828668##), suave, cultured gambler, who, unknown to his fellow citizens, is the leader of the band of rustling and robbing desperadoes. Angered by Johnny's friendship with the new school mar'm, Mary Stevens qv##nm0263088##), Kane tries to frame Johnny, along with Cassidy, on the charge of robbing the stagecoach and killing the driver. This fails, but Kane's gang takes Cassidy and Johnny prisoners, and to their desert hideout. The two make an escape and return to Mesquite, where they manage to convince the townspeople of Kane's true nature. Kane, with Mary as his prisoner,and his henchmen barricade the saloon, which is soon afire. Hoppy is wounded, but Johnny, Windy and the others make their way into the saloon, killing Kane and his henchmen and rescuing Mary.
28. Border Vigilantes (1941)
In spite of the vigilance of the Border Vigilantes of Silver City, a band of outlaws succeed in robbing the local miners frequently and systematically because Henry Logan qv##nm0430460##), the highly respected leader of the Vigilanes, is secretly the leader of the outlaw gang. Dan Forbes, one of the embattled miners, has sent a message to the Bar 20 ranch in Arizona, asking his old friend "Hopalong" Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##) to come to their aid. Forbes also makes the mistake of advising Logan of what he has done, and the latter and his henchmen have plans to discredit Cassidy.
29. Forty Thieves (1944)
Beaten in a rigged,phony election for Sheriff of Buffalo Buttes,former-sheriff "Hopalong" Cassidy (qv##nm0101955##)turns in his badge to Tad Hammond (qv##nm0241523##), leader of an outlaw gang, and says that new sheriff, Jerry Doyle (qv##nm0001906##), will be expected to enforce the law. Wild orgies and crimes of violence mark the coming of the new sheriff and Cassidy and his pals, "California" Carlson ('Andy Clyde') and Jimmy Rogers (qv##nm0736956##)go to the office of Judge Reynolds (qv##nm0292537##)for advice. Defying the henchmen gathered at Hammond's saloon, Cassidy warns them to cease and desist their nefarious practices or continue at their peril. Hammond and his hired gunmen chose the latter, and Cassidy and his friends find themselves out-numbered and out-gunned in their quest to bring law-and-order back to Buffalo Buttes.
30. Hostile Country (1950)
The first of a series of six westerns produced by Ron Ormond for Lippert distribution starring two ex-Hopalong Cassidy sidekicks, which means it also is the first one in the series that was a direct swipe from one of A. H. Hackel's mid-30's Supreme westerns - in this case 1935's "No Man's Range" with Bob Steele - in which Ron Ormond and Maurice Tombragel never looked back while giving themselves an "original" writing credit. Shamrock is summoned to the ranch of his stepfather Henry Oliver whom he has never met. He still hasn't met him when he gets there because Knowlton shows up posing as Oliver. Lucky Hayden is along as Shamrock's sidekick or, to be more specific, the role played by whisker-faced Buck Connor in the original.
31. Renegade Trail (1939)
Town Marshal "Windy" Halliday sends for his old Bar-20 Ranch friends, "Hopalong" Cassidy and "Lucky" Jenkins, to help fight a gang of outlaws led by "Stiff-Hat" Bailey. Cassidy becomes interested in Mary Joyce, whose ranch is the main target of the Bailey gang. Things are complicated by the fact that Mary's husband, "Rusty" Joslin, and escaped convict, is tied up with the outlaws.
32. Pistol Packin' Nitwits (1945 Short Film)
Soap salesmen Professor Brendel (El Brendel) and Harry (Harry Langdon), who died before this film was released, set up shop in the front of a western-town saloon owned by Queenie Lynch (Christine McIntyre), and soon find themselves at odds with town bully Rawhide Pete (Dick Curtis), especially after they smear his shirt with axel grease. Rawhide also holds the mortgage on Queenie's saloon and is going to foreclose if she doesn't marry him. Two-Gun Jack (Brad King, barely hanging on after his short stint in the Hopalong Cassidy series) rides to get the money to pay off the mortgage and save Queenie from a fate worse than death. Christine McIntyre gets to display her excellent singing voice(along with her usual other excellent attributes) in a rendition of "Father, Dear Father" and cameraman L. W. O'Connell, or director Harry Edwards, smartly keeps the camera on her through all umpteen-hundred verses of the old meller-drammer tear-jerker song. That alone makes this short a must for CM fans.
33. Sunset Trail (1938)
In the 22nd film of the series John Marsh, a successful rancher, decides to retire to Sacramento with his wife, Ann, and his daughter, Dorrie, in order to give Dorrie a good education. Monte Keller, owner of the Silver City Casino, buys Marsh's cattle for $30,000, then waylays the stagecoach, shoots Marsh dead from ambush, and takes the money from his pocket. Ann reports to the Superintendent of the stage company, and gives him the numbers of some of the bank notes. He suggests that Ann should open a dude ranch and promises to send her some guests, among them his friend William H. Cassidy. Working undercover for the stage line, "Lucky" Jenkins and "Windy" Halliday come to Silver City while their friend, "Hopalong" Cassidy arrives at the ranch as an eastern dude costumed in furry chaps, a vest made from a spotted cowhide and a bow-tie. Ann is a bit disappointed to learn that the man who is going to get her money recovered is a nervous man who can't even mount a horse properly. Cassidy frequents the casino and soon wins one of the stolen notes in a poker game. This leads him to the ranch's foreman, Steve Dorman, and then to the big boss.
34. Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)
In the 10th film of the 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies, Russell Hayden makes his first (of 27 consecutive) appearances as Cassidy's sidekick/protégé "Lucky" Jenkins. The character's actual name in the many Clarence E. Mulford books that featured him was "Mesquite" Jenkins, and Hayden's role was billed in this film as Mesquite "Lucky" Jenkins, and this film was the first and last mention of Mesquite Jenkins. This initial pairing of the trio of William Boyd, Russell Hayden and George Hayes (who only became known as "Gabby" when he wasn't allowed by Paramount to carry his "Windy" moniker to Republic when he departed the Cassidy series, which makes any pre-1939 cast listing showing a credit listing for a George "Gabby" Hayes a misnomer and in error for those who don't care for revisionist film history) is the one that many western-film and/or Cassidy devotees consider the best of all the trio pairings in the series. This one finds the ranchers near a Wyoming Indian reservation suffering heavy losses because of cattle rustlers that leave signs that the Indians are the culprits. Hopalong Cassidy and his pals, Mesquite "Lucky" Jenkins and "Windy" Halliday buy the Bar Three ranch in the territory, and Cassidy suspects Andrews, the deputy government agent in charge of the reservation, of being the head of the rustlers. When Lone Eagle, a half-breed secretly working with the gang, is found murdered, Andrews incites the Indians to make war on the white men. Cassidy, as the leader of the ranchers, gains the confidence of the Indian chief by pointing out that Lone Eagle was "half-bad because he was half-white", and with the help of an Indian scout proves that Andrews killed Lone Eagle. The Indians then join forces with the ranchers in a Cassidy-led mounted charge against the rustler's stronghold, with the effective agitato score written by Lee Zahler for the earlier "Borderland" as the stirring background music.
35. Texas Masquerade (1944)
"Hopalong" Cassidy impersonates an eastern-dude and wears fancy-dress clothes in order to hide his identity while forcing a band of outlaws, headed by the town lawyer, to reveal their hands in their attempt to steal ownership of valuable oil-bearing lands from the valley ranchers who are unaware of the potential wealth of their property. Once aware of the circumstances responsible for the reign of terror against the ranchers, "Hoppy" resumes his identity and, with the aid of his pals California Carlson and Jimmy Rogers and a posse, beats the gang and its leader.
36. Silver on the Sage (1939)
Getting involved in a frontier clash between cattlemen and rustlers when a herd belonging to the Bar 20 is rustled, "Hopalong" Cassidy plays a dangerous game. Posing as an outlaw himself, he wins the confidence of the gang through his prowess gambling at the card-tables and his recklessness on the range. To maintain his cover, he even allows "Lucky" Jenkins to be taken to jail, charged with a murder the rustlers had committed. Cassidy's "game" brings results when he realizes that the gambling-hall owner and the foreman of a ranch are identical twins.
37. Screen Snapshots: Hopalong in Hoppy Land (1951 Documentary)
Ralph Staub and the Screen Snapshots camera films William Boyd, in his 'Hopalong Cassidy" guise, as he presides over the Grand Opening of his "Hoppyland" amusement park in Venice, California. Many Hollywood personalities are on hand to check out the roller coasters, slides and other rides. Those seen wishing 'Hoppy' success in his new venture include Mr. and Mrs. Van Johnson and Mrs. and Mr. Susan Hayward (Jess Barker.)
38. Tournament of Roses (1954 Short Film)
This Cinescope short from the 20th Century-Fox Movietone News, covers the January 1, 1954 "Tournament of Roses" parade, featuring many of the pre-parade activities, leading up to the parade, with the float-theme being "Famous Books in Flowers." The floats, with all colors supplied by flowers, contained humor, music and pretty girls. Parade riders included Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and William Boyd, as his "Hopalong Cassidy" character. The procession winds up at Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium where the kick-off and part of the football game are also shown. Narrated by Dan Dailey.
39. Law of the Trigger (1952 Short Film)
Nine minutes lifted out of Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936) for 16mm and 8mm home movie consumption in the pre-VCR days of the 1950's.
40. Border Justice (1951 Short Film)
Nine minutes lifted out of Hop-along Cassidy (1935) for 16mm and 8mm home movie consumption in the pre-VCR days of the 1950's.
41. Battle of the Buttes (1952 Short Film)
Nine minutes lifted from a Hopalong Cassidy feature of the 1930's (title unidentified), for 16mm and 8mm home movie consumption in the pre-VCR days of the 1950's.
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