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Norman Houston (screenplay)
Clarence E. Mulford (story)
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Release Date:
25 February 1938 (USA) See more »
TROUBLE FOLLOWS CASSIDY EVEN WHEN HE RIDES THE HOME RANGE! Hopalong's got his hands full when a gang of Texas cattle rustlers invade the Bar 20! (original six-sheet poster) See more »
Against a background of exceptional mountain photography, Hoppy rushes to rid former sweetheart Nora Blake and Pappy's range of rustlers and bad guys. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Russell Hayden ... Lucky
Frank Darien ... Pappy
Nora Lane ... Nora Blake
Robert Fiske ... Clay Allison
John Elliott ... Tom Dillon
Margaret Marquis ... Mary Dillon
Gertrude Hoffman ... Ma Caffrey (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)

Carleton Young ... Jeff Caffrey
Gordon Hart ... Judge Belcher
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff Hawley (as Edward Cassidy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Beach ... Bar 20 Cowhand (uncredited)
Dick Botiller ... Townsman (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bud McClure ... Henchman (uncredited)
Charles Murphy ... Henchman Tex (uncredited)
George Plues ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Man at Trial (uncredited)
Jim Toney ... Bar 20 Cowhand (uncredited)
Wen Wright ... Bar 20 Cowhand (uncredited)

Directed by
Lesley Selander 
Writing credits
Norman Houston (screenplay)

Clarence E. Mulford (story "Me an' Shorty")

Produced by
Harry Sherman .... producer
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Sherman A. Rose 
Art Direction by
Lewis J. Rachmil 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derwin Abrahams .... assistant director (as D.M. Abrahams)
Theodore Joos .... assistant director
Art Department
Henry B. Donovan .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Earl Sitar .... sound
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Leo J. McMahon .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Earl Moser .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Howard Jackson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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56 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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Did You Know?

The sixteenth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Heart of the West (1936)See more »


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A lesser Hoppy outing. Poor plot., 18 April 2015
Author: chipe from Brooklyn NY

This is one of the worst Hoppy films. The plot was unbelievable and weak. The comic sidekick (Frank Darien as Pappy) was also among the worst in the series. ***Spoliers.***

Hoppy is out to help his girl friend whose ranch is being rustled and preyed upon by local rustlers-land grabbers, led by Clay Allison. For no good workable reason (from my viewpoint) Hoppy lets himself get arrested and imprisoned for trespassing (or whatever), and then he convinces Allison to put Hoppy on parole and work his time out at Allison's ranch. In short order, Hoppy sees Allison's men maybe rustling Nora's cattle. So Hoppy rides off to see Nora. (What about his parole agreement?) Meanwhile, Fred is the only witness to see Allison shoot Nora's partner (or foreman) dead. For no real good reason that I could see, Fred's mom suspects her son as involved in the murder and has the son placed in jail! None of this really matters because Allison finally decides to have his gang descend on Hoppy and everyone else at Nora's ranch, but they are beaten back and Allison is killed.

Not much of a good plot.

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