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Call of the Prairie (1936)

Approved | | Western | 6 March 1936 (USA)
Hoppy has to bust up a gang of outlaws with the help of his sidekicks Shanghai and Johnny. As usual, he walks through the fusillade unscathed.

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James Ellison ...
Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
Muriel Evans ...
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Shanghai McHenry (as George Hayes)
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Sheriff Sandy McQueen
Al Bridge ...
Sam Porter (as Alan Bridge)
Willie Fung ...
Wong
Howard Lang ...
Hank Mann ...
Bartender Tom
Al Hill ...
Henchman Tom Slade
Jim Mason ...
Henchman Hoskins
John Merton ...
Henchman Arizona
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Singing Cowhand
Art Green ...
Singing Cowhand (as The Avalon Boys)
Walter Trask ...
Singing Cowhand (as The Avalon Boys)
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Hoppy returns to find Johnny in trouble. Buck Peters has been shot by Porter who made it look like Johnny did it. When Johnny flees he runs into Linda. He takes a liking to her only to learn her father Shanghai is one of Porter's gang. Going after Shanghai, he gets captured by the gang and Porter now plans to kill him. But Hoppy is near by and Johnny will get unexpected help from Shanghai. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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You'll THRILL To His Deeds of Daring...The Prince of Pistoleers in another action-packed saga of the sun-baked prairies!

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6 March 1936 (USA)  »

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A Última Testemunha  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Quotes

[Porter and his men count the proceeds from their latest robbery]
Sam Porter: Well, I'll be danged. Nothing but old bills and receipts!
Charlie 'Shanghai' McHenry: Why, the dirty crook!
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Connections

Followed by Texas Trail (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

The Call of the Prairie
Music by Vee Lawnhurst
Lyrics by Tot Seymour
Performed by Chill Wills and His Avalon Boys
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Hoppy foils bank bandits
29 February 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A gang of thieves attempt to pin an a robbery and shooting on a foolish young man. Disbelieving his guilt, Hoppy sets out to prove his friend's innocence. After a bank is held up and his friend is once again in hot water, Hoppy must put himself in danger in a shoot-out with the gang at a lonely cabin in the hills. Seems like this kid is forever getting his butt in a wringer.


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