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Three on the Trail (1936)

 -  Action | Drama | Western  -  14 April 1936 (USA)
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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.

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Complete credited cast:
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James Ellison ...
Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
Onslow Stevens ...
Pecos Kane
Muriel Evans ...
Mary Stevens
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Windy (as George Hayes)
Claude King ...
J. P. Ridley
William Duncan ...
Buck Peters
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Rose Peters
John St. Polis ...
Sheriff Sam Corwin
Ernie Adams ...
Idaho
Al Hill ...
Kit Thorpe
Ted Adams ...
Henchman Jim Trask
Jack Rutherford ...
Henchman Lewis (as John Rutherford)
Lita Cortez ...
Conchita
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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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sheriff | killing | saloon | rancher | prisoner | See more »

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Hopalong Cassidy goes into action for justice and romance! $2500 REWARD FOR 'HOPALONG' CASSIDY...dead or alive! Cassidy rides on his most dangerous mission! 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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The fifth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Stagecoach Bandit: [Caught in the act by the man in black] That's Cassidy! He's bad medicine! Let's get goin'!
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Shootout at the dance hall
10 January 2005 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Hoppy and Johnny arrive in Mesquite to pick up supplies, while a stagecoach comes at the same time with a coach full of dance hall girls for the saloon owned by Pecos Kane, who also happens to organize a band of rustlers. Kane robs a stage with supplies for British rancher JP Ridley (who doesn't think all the robbing is abnormal for a western town) and kills the driver. Kane frames the crime on Johnny (through Sheriff Corwin, who is a stooge for Kane), primarily because Johnny became friendly with Mary Stevens, the new schoolmarm, whom Kane had his lustful eye on. Hoppy prevents Corwin from taking Johnny into jail, so Kane ambushes Johnny and Hoppy and takes them to an isolated spot in the desert so Kane can convince the townspeople of their guilt. Hoppy and Johnny escape and trek their way through the desert and back to the Bar 20 ranch where he convinces Corwin, the other ranchers and hands to apprehend Kane, who has barricaded himself in the saloon (with Mary) to engage in a shootout with the ranchers. Very good Hoppy film being most notable as the first appearance by Hayes in his Windy Halliday role. Stevens makes for a notable adversary for Hoppy, but the script really didn't make much use for his acting talents. Evans is cute, but all of her scenes are useless to the rest of the film. Bretherton made excellent use of the location scenery, making this one of the more visual Hoppy films. Excellent climax to the film. Rating, based on B westerns, 7.


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