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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Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
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Windy (as George Hayes)
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Tex Anderson (as Stephen Morris)
Gwynne Shipman ...
Beth Clark
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Cowhand Lanky
Dick Dickson ...
Waggoner
Earl Askam ...
Red
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Tom Babson
John Beach ...
Hank
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T.J. Halligan ...
Skinny (as Tom Halligan)
Dan Wolheim ...
Borden (as Tom Wolkeim)
Harold Daniels ...
Lewis
Emmett Daly ...
George (as Emmet Daly)
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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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"NEW HOPALONG CASSIDY ADVENTURES FROM MULFORD'S BEST-SELLING NOVEL" (original one-sheet poster - all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Western

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11 December 1936 (USA)  »

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This film received its initial Los Angeles telecast Sunday 30 January 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Followed by North of the Rio Grande (1937) See more »

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Beneath a Western Sky
Music and Lyrics by Harry Tobias and Jack Stern
Sung by James Ellison at a campfire
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9 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is the one Hopalong Cassidy adventure that really stands out in my mind as being the best. It's a little more gritty than some of the later ones, and more like a real western than an episode of a tv show. Later on Hoppy would get a bit more corny and more like a wandering doo-gooder, but here he's just an ordinary cattle-man, trying to get his herd on down the trail. Gabby Hayes is, as usual, excellent as Windy, while the rest of the cast make great cowboys. My dad taped a whole bunch of these off PBS for us, and this is what I watched growing up, instead of cartoons or other things, and I think I'll always love these classic adventures. This is definitely the best of them all.


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