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Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters by)
Doris Schroeder (adaptation)
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6 December 1935 (USA) See more »
The FOUR ACES of Big-Time Westerns in Another Swell Cassidy Adventure! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Welcome good-humor role for J.P.McGowan See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Boyd ... Hop-Along Cassidy

James Ellison ... Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)

Jean Rouverol ... Margaret Arnold

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy (as George Hayes)

Harry Worth ... Nevada - George Perdue

Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Red Connors
Howard Lang ... Jim Arnold

Ethel Wales ... Clarissa Peters

Paul Fix ... Gila

J.P. McGowan ... Buck Peters

Joe Rickson ... Herb Layton

Al St. John ... Cinco

John Merton ... Henchman Carp
Frank Layton ... Elbows

Chill Wills ... Background Singer / Henchman (as Chill Wills and His Avalon Boys)
Chill Wills and His Avalon Boys ... Background Musicians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Baldra ... Henchman That Sees Fire (uncredited)
Sid Jordan ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)

Jack Kirk ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tracy Layne ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Jim Mason ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Bretherton 
Writing credits
Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters by)

Doris Schroeder (adaptation)

Doris Schroeder (screenplay) and
Gerald Geraghty (screenplay)

Produced by
George Green .... associate producer
Harry Sherman .... producer
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward Schroeder 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Flynn .... assistant director
Art Department
Mel Wolf .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Earl Sitar .... sound
Sid Jordan .... stunts (uncredited)
Tracy Layne .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunt double (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Wade .... wardrober (uncredited)
Other crew
Sherman S. Krellberg .... presenter: 1946 reissue
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Tracy Layne .... horse trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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61 min | 54 min (edited TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1614)

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Film debut of Chill Wills.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Welcome good-humor role for J.P.McGowan, 15 January 2009
Author: FilmartDD from Adelaide, South Australia

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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