Cattle rustler Nevada dreams of living like an emperor in the West. Hoppy and the Bar 20 boys aim to put an end to his dream.

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James Ellison ...
Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
Jean Rouverol ...
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Windy (as George Hayes)
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Nevada - George Perdue
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Howard Lang ...
Jim Arnold
Ethel Wales ...
Clarissa Peters
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Gila
J.P. McGowan ...
Joe Rickson ...
Herb Layton
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Cinco
John Merton ...
Henchman Carp
Frank Layton ...
Elbows
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Background Singer / Henchman (as Chill Wills and His Avalon Boys)
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Rancher Arnold sends for Hoppy and Red to help fight the cattle rustler Nevada and his gang. Hoppy poses as a gambler to get on Nevada's ranch and meet the snuff taking boss who pictures himself another Napoleon. Hoppy's smoke signal alerts Arnold's men leading to a massive gunfight. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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6 December 1935 (USA)  »

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Bill Cassidy gör slag i saken  »

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Film debut of Chill Wills. See more »

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Followed by Three on the Trail (1936) See more »

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The Moon Hangs High
Lyrics and music by Sam H. Stept and Dave Franklin
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Welcome good-humor role for J.P.McGowan
15 January 2009 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

So often cast as a dour villain or stern-faced sheriff in his sound era westerns, J.P.McGowan here brings genial and knowing good humor to the role of foreman Buck Peters. He shows an easy authority among the ranch hands, then goes into ironic self-effacement when the dragon sister arrives. In his mid-fifties and getting heavy in build, with more than one hundred and eighty roles behind him (and that counts all his appearances in The Hazards of Helen as just one!), JP takes readily to the humorous business at the ranch which counters the serious purpose of Hoppy's mission as the film develops. Not a big role, but one that the Mulford fans would have insisted on being done to rights. As a much experienced producer of inexpensive but popular light dramas himself, JP may have enjoyed working for the veteran producer Harry Sherman. He would have enjoyed, too, the adroit and vigorous direction of the sole sequence in which he appears, set in front of the bunkhouse. All in all, the audience sees a different and happy side of J.P.McGowan, Hollywood's first Australian.


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