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Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935)

 -  Western  -  23 August 1935 (USA)
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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 »

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James Ellison ...
Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
Paula Stone ...
Mary Meeker
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Uncle Ben (as George Hayes)
Kenneth Thomson ...
Jack Anthony
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...
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Buck Peters
Robert Warwick ...
Jim Meeker
Willie Fung ...
Salem
Frank Campeau ...
Frisco
Jim Mason ...
Tom Shaw
Ted Adams ...
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Franklyn Farnum ...
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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. 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 »

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Western

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23 August 1935 (USA)  »

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Hopalong Cassidy Enters  »

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$85,000 (estimated)
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The first of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Followed by Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936) See more »

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Just because its the first, doesn't make it the best.
30 December 2004 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

A range war is brewing between the Bar 20 and Meeker ranches, which is being caused by Meeker's foreman Anthony (who is in reality, an outlaw called the Pecos Kid), whose method is to have each ranch be accused at acts of rustling cattle or murder, then the two ranches will start a war against each other. In the meanwhile, Anthony's gang will round up all the cattle from the two ranches, change brands, and sell them at market. It's up to Hoppy, Red, Uncle Ben, and Johnny Nelson (who is a target for Meeker's hands since Johnny is sweet on Meeker's daughter Mary) to clear the Bar 20's name and round up the outlaws. The film is a very good entry in the opening film of the Hopalong series, but far from the best, since the action doesn't really begin past the halfway point of the film. Then on it's gets better building up to a great climax. Good performances by the cast (especially by Hayes as Uncle Ben, in a pre Windy Halliday role), but Thomson is miscast and ineffective as Anthony. Rating, based on B westerns, 6.


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