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Heart of the West (1936)

Ranch owner Sally Jordan is engaged in a fence war with rancher Big John Trumbull. Hoppy and Johnny, along with trusty sidekick Windy, side with Sally Jordan. They control a huge cattle stampede by using dynamite.

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Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
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Windy Jenkins (as George Hayes)
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Sally Jordan
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Tim Grady
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The sixth of the Hopalong Cassidy films, with the story source credited to Clarence E. Mulford's "Mesquite Jenkins, Tumbleweed", finds Hopalong Cassidy and his young pal, Johnny Nelson, leaving their Bar 20 home range to answer a letter offering them jobs on the Tumbling-L Ranch of Big John Trumbull near Yucca. Before they arrive in town, they save an old wrangler named Windy from drowning, who has been fired on from ambush as he was delivering a valuable stud bull to the depot. Windy, whose sole trusted weapon is a blacksnake whip, tells them he works for the Three-J Ranch adjoining Trumbull's spread. Hoppy and Johnny soon learn that Trumbull's outfit isn't the kind they want to work for, turn down the job offer, and take work with the Three-J, operated by easterner Jim Jordan and his sister Sally. Jordan is planning on fencing in his grazing land, but Trunbull swears this won't happen because, unknown to the other ranchers, Trumbull's men have been driving rustled cattle through a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hopalong Cassidy plunges into another adventure ! See more »

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24 February 1936 (USA)  »

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The sixth of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Followed by Hills of Old Wyoming (1937) See more »

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My Heart's in the Heart of the West
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Music by Victor Young
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22 November 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Heart Of The West has a beginning like the John Wayne/Robert Mitchum classic El Dorado. Do you remember that Wayne came to work for Ed Asner, but after finding out that Asner was the bad guy, the Duke threw in with Robert Mitchum the sheriff and the family Asner was trying to force out.

Same here. Bill Boyd and his young friend James Ellison get an offer to work for Sidney Blackmer the local Ponderosa owner. But when they find out he's the bad guy they throw in with brother and sister Charles Martin and Lynn Gabriel who are being squeezed by Blackmer.

There's some public grazing land that Blackmer has appropriated for himself. At first the thought is he's just greedy. But he actually does have some underhanded motives for trying to keep everyone else off.

Blackmer in the best Snidely Whiplash tradition has designs on Lynn Gabriel. But as usual when there's a pretty girl around to get his attention, anyone else will have to deal with Jimmy Ellison.

The climax is a cattle stampede which Hoppy turns to his advantage.

A good one in the Hoppy tradition.


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