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Bar 20 Rides Again (1935)

Passed | | Western | 6 December 1935 (USA)
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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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
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Joe Rickson ...
Herb Layton
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Cinco
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Henchman Carp
Frank Layton ...
Elbows
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Background Singer / Henchman (as Chill Wills and His Avalon Boys)
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Storyline

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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He was king of the rustlers and emperor of the wastelands till Cassidy decided to out a stop to the ace bad man's game! (original print ad) See more »

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6 December 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bill Cassidy gör slag i saken  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Chill Wills. See more »

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Edited into Bar 20 Rides Again (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

The Moon Hangs High
Lyrics and music by Sam H. Stept and Dave Franklin
Sung by Chill Wills and his Avalon Boys during the opening credits
Reprised by them during the closing credits
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a typical B, silly, unbelievable western
12 July 2014 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

I wish I could have rated this movie higher. I like westerns in general, the half-hour Hoppy TV shows are OK, the first Hoppy movie (Hopalong Cassidy Enters) was fine.

This one, though, seemed cheesy, almost juvenile. The scenery was good, and the bad guy, whatever his over the top faults, was certainly interesting and different.

I'll give just some examples of the silly inferior quality of it: (1) Hoppy is going undercover as a card shark in order to join the bad guys' gang. When asked what he was doing at their hideout, he says he is after the James Ellison character (a friend of Hoppy), whom Hoppy lies that he wants to kill. The leader of the bad guys also wants Ellison killed, so they travel to a place where Hoppy is given a rifle to shoot Ellison, who is hundreds of yards away. So from that distance Hoppy makes a miraculous shot, just grazing Ellison's head, making him temporarily unconscious. (2) The scene with Buck's sister visiting was unfunny and completely unnecessary. (3) I always hate it when the good guy sets a fire to suit his purposes. Here Hoppy left a magnifying glass in the sun near some brush, that eventually ignites the fire, yet the bad guys can't reach it in time before it signals the good guys. Scenes like these make you cringe.


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