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Borderland (1937)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Western  |  26 February 1937 (USA)
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Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »

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Loco, aka The Fox (as Stephen Morris)
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Grace Rand
Charlene Wyatt ...
Molly Rand
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Cololel Gonzales
Earle Hodgins ...
Major Stafford (as Earl Hodgins)
Al Bridge ...
Henchman 'Dandy' Morgan
George Chesebro ...
Henchman Tom Parker (as George Chesboro)
John St. Polis ...
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Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, deflects suspicion from himself by pretending to be a moron. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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WILLIAM BOYD, the daring "Hopalong Cassidy" plays a lone game against the law! (original poster) See more »


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26 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Mellem vestens banditter  »

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

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Followed by Pride of the West (1938) See more »

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No matter what, the law will eventually triumph.
14 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What is this movie about? It is about how law enforcement lacks the resources to combat crime and as a result needs to enlist the support of the private citizens who may or may not be willing to help. This movie is also about how people are willing to do thankless jobs and also how a criminal element can cleverly infiltrate itself into the fabric of a community. The movie is also about the extraordinary measures that must be taken to weed out corruption. In this movie Hopalong Cassidy is a private citizen who is asked to engage in highly risky work for the good of his community. The implications are obvious -law enforcement itself cannot deal with the problem which suggests a community that is at risk of being overwhelmed by crime and collapsing. This movie was made in the 1930s when the viability of the economic and political system of the United States was being put to the test. The message of this movie is obvious - the country needs an army of Hopalong Cassidys to save it. The criminal element in this movie - a gang of cattle rustlers - are portrayed as being well organized with a system of informants, led by a man who one would not suspect was the head of a crime syndicate. His resourcefulness is impressive and further reinforces the need for radical action to defeat him and his plans. The actual star of this movie is not Hoppy but the bad guy who is able to organize an entire gang that successfully eludes law enforcement until its leader is tricked, which shows that no criminal is ever so smart that they can evade the law. William Boyd of course plays Hopalong Cassidy with much bravado, and Morris Anktrum plays Cassidy's nemesis. Both actors are excellent. Charlene Wyatt plays the little girl who is a symbol of innocence and reason why the community must be preserved.


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