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Hop-Along 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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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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23 August 1935 (USA)  »

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Hopalong Cassidy Enters  »

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$85,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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1.37 : 1
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William Boyd was originally offered the role of Buck Peters, the Bar 20 ranch foreman, but chose the role of Cassidy. See more »

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Excellent heart-warming first movie of the series
19 April 2015 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

I thought this —the first Hoppy movie— was excellent and entertaining. It could have had more action and a better mystery-detective-like plot, but so what? It was rich in character exposition, plus the fine acting, scenery, etc. James Ellison was the best young Hoppy sidekick in my opinion. I also enjoyed the acting and dialog from Uncle Ben (Gabby Hayes), Buck Peters and Red Connors characters. I was touched by the qualities expressed by the whole Bar 20 family: honor, loyalty, friendship, love, respect, competence, etc. Best,of course, is William Boyd's acting/persona. There is no need to repeat plot here as it is done in other user reviews. Key memorable scenes were (1) Hoppy's first introduction to Johnny Nelson, who had only heard heroic tales about Hoppy and had resented them; and (2) Uncle Ben's almost mystical communication with Hoppy to relay clues about the rustlers.


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