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Three on the Trail (1936)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Western | 14 April 1936 (USA)
An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself.

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Mary Stevens
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Rose Peters
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Sheriff Sam Corwin
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Kit Thorpe
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Henchman Lewis (as John Rutherford)
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An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THRILLS...with Hopalong Cassidy, himself, in his latest thrilling adventure! (original print ad) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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14 April 1936 (USA)  »

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Bar 20 Three  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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The fifth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Windy: Wimmin' ! They're all piez-on!
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Follows Heart of the West (1936) See more »

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Who's dishing out the law and order?
4 February 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Hopalong Cassidy and his Bar 20 sidekicks Jimmy Ellison and Gabby Hayes have their hands full in Three On The Trail. In one of my favorite John Wayne episodes Gabby had a line in there about how he believes in law and order, but 'depend on who's dishing it out'. That question could well be asked by Gabby in this film.

If anything Hoppy's always on the side of law and order, but not when it's bought and paid for by Onslow Stevens who's the local saloon owner and head of the local outlaws. He's got sheriff John St. Polis on his payroll through bribe and intimidation. He's also got another cattle owner, an Englishman played by Claude King thoroughly convinced he's the good guy here. King's a decent soul, but a bit thick.

That's what Bill Boyd has to deal with and in the end of course the riders of the Bar 20 ranch set law and order on a righteous path. Great shootout in the end.


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