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Cassidy of Bar 20 (1938)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 25 February 1938 (USA)
Against a background of exceptional mountain photography, Hoppy rushes to rid former sweetheart Nora Blake and Pappy's range of rustlers and bad guys.

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Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd), boss of the Bar 20 ranch in Texas, rides down the Camino Real in the New Mexico cattle country near Alamogordo, in response to an urgent message from his lifelong sweetheart, Nora Blake (Nora Lane), who is in serious trouble. Before he and his saddlemates, "Lucky" Jenkins (Russell Hayden) and "Pappy (Frank Darien), can reach her ranch, they are stopped by Clay Allison ('Robert Fiske (I)' qv), a cattle-rustler who is in almost complete control of the district, and wants to extend his holdings by seizing Nora's cattle and driving her out. Seeing Cassidy as a menace to his plans, he has him arrested on a trumped-up charge. Cassidy and his pals shoot their way out of the trouble and reach Nora;s ranch where they learn that Allison's henchmen have murdered her foreman, Tom Dillon (Jack Elliott), and Allison has sent for a crew of outlaws on the Texas border. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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CASSIDY'S GOT A SPUNKY NEW PARTNER, NOW! She's aimin' at his heart! See more »

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Romance | Western

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25 February 1938 (USA)  »

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A Última Testemunha  »

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

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Follows Borderland (1937) See more »

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15 March 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Cassidy Of Bar 20 has two things unique in the series. I only recall one other time that actual personality from the old west is in a Hoppy movie as a character. One was a later Belle Starr story and in this one Clay Allison makes an appearance. However the real Allison assuredly no boy scout was not anything like the rat we see in this film.

The other is that Frank Darien makes his one and only appearance as the old timer sidekick for Hoppy. There were a few before producer Harry Sherman settled on Andy Clyde after Gabby Hayes left. He was just simply Pappy and he rode a mule. He never really took and I can see why Sherman just used him once and that was that.

Allison is making trouble for small ranchers like John Elliott and his wife who had some history with Hoppy sends for him. Allison is played by Robert Fiske and he's not got much in the way of character. He does a couple of cold blooded murders in Cassidy Of Bar 20 and pays in the end.

Hoppy fans should like this. Belle Starr made out better in a Hoppy movie, Clay Allison far worse.


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