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Trail Dust (1936)

Open  |   |  Adventure, Western  |  11 December 1936 (USA)
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Hoppy, Johnny and Windy are fighting a malicious gang trying to stop a cattle drive from reaching a drought-stricken North.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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James Ellison ...
Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
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Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Morris Ankrum ...
Tex Anderson (as Stephen Morris)
Gwynne Shipman ...
Beth Clark
Britt Wood ...
Lanky
Dick Dickson ...
Waggoner
Earl Askam ...
Red
Al Bridge ...
Babson
John Beach ...
Hank
Ted Adams ...
Joe Wilson
T.J. Halligan ...
Skinny (as Tom Halligan)
Dan Wolheim ...
Henchman Borden (as Tom Wolkeim)
Harold Daniels ...
Lewis, fake Trail Cutter
Emmett Daly ...
George (as Emmet Daly)
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Storyline

When Hoppy agrees to lead a large cattle drive north he runs into lots of trouble. First Anderson and Wilson join the drive to do what damage they can. Then Lewis and his men posing as Tail officials try to cut out part of the herd. When Hoppy sees through this ruse, they rustle some cattle and burn the camp. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Hopalong Cassidy leads his daring men in a spectacular cattle drive to rescue the drought-famished plains country (original poster) See more »

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Adventure | Western

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11 December 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'agguato  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The eighth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Followed by Borderland (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Beneath a Western Sky
Music and Lyrics by Harry Tobias and Jack Stern
Sung by James Ellison at a campfire
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The best Hoppy?
21 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hoppy, Windy and Johnny get the herd through to the starving townsfolk despite the best efforts of the bad guys to thwart them! Based on a Mulford novel, this one has a more interesting and solid plot than most series entries. The photography is awesome and the trail drive convincing.

Gabby (Windy) gets a chunkier role than usual - he even gets shot - James Ellison displays the requisite amount of charm as he woos Gwynne Shipman and Hoppy was never more authoritative. The sinister Morris Ankrum is just one of a formidable array of baddies - how could he be anything else? - and there are a couple of good songs, apparently sung by Ellison although I stand to be corrected.

This is high quality entertainment, possibly the best of the 66.


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