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Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935)

Approved  |   |  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 ...
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Uncle Ben (as George Hayes)
Kenneth Thomson ...
Jack Anthony
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...
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Robert Warwick ...
Jim Meeker
Willie Fung ...
Salem
Frank Campeau ...
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Jim Mason ...
Tom Shaw
Ted Adams ...
Hall
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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Three Musketeers of the Mesas in a rough riding romance of the roaring West! See more »

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The first of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Hoppy mellowed in time
30 November 2005 | by (southwestern Arizona) – See all my reviews

It was interesting for me to see this first of the Hopalong Cassidy movies last night. I saw a distinctly different Hopalong than those later movies I have seen. This one had a hard look in his eye that was most menacing and at one point, he was about to draw his gun on his own man, which made for a completely different Hopalong than the one which emerged in time. He actually resembled men of the REAL OLD WEST instead of the watered-down, lip-stick sissy version most of Western characters in the movies had--such as Gene Autry.

I remember last year I got to see the very first episode of Bonanza--the TV Western series. I noticed the same thing there how the Cartwrights were hard, rough and even deadly (the way men were in the REAL WEST) and, having watched the series over several years, I noticed they too mellowed with time.

Otherwise, I certainly enjoyed this first issue of Hopalong Cassidy. He was certainly my HERO as a small boy of 5-6 back in 1953-1954 when I first started watching him on TV. And it was good to view this one.

I won't bother with the plot. Others have already done that. But the point I made is one that clearly stood out to me about this very first movie in the series.


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