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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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James Ellison ...
Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
Onslow Stevens ...
Muriel Evans ...
Mary Stevens
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Windy (as George Hayes)
Claude King ...
J. P. Ridley
William Duncan ...
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Rose Peters
John St. Polis ...
Sheriff Sam Corwin
Ernie Adams ...
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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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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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Mary Stevens: Aren't you afraid of Indians away out here?
Johnny Nelson: Shucks no, ma'am! I go out and shoot a couple every morning before breakfast.
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Followed by Hills of Old Wyoming (1937) 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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