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The Frontiersmen (1938)

Passed  -  Action | Comedy | Music  -  16 December 1938 (USA)
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The local school is causing Hoppy problems. First Bar 20 cattle are stolen when Hoppy investigates a problem there. Then the new teacher arrives and disrupts the routine of the Bar 20 hands... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Russell Hayden ...
Evelyn Venable ...
June Lake
Charles Anthony Hughes ...
Mayor Judson Thorpe aka Dan Raleigh (as Charles A. Hughes)
William Duncan ...
Buck Peters
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Mrs. Amanda Peters
Emily Fitzroy ...
Teacher that Quits
Dickie Jones ...
Artie Peters
John Beach ...
Henchman Quirt
Roy Barcroft ...
Henchman Sutton
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ...
The Crockett School's Chorus Boys (as Robert Mitchell and his St. Brendan's Boys)
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The local school is causing Hoppy problems. First Bar 20 cattle are stolen when Hoppy investigates a problem there. Then the new teacher arrives and disrupts the routine of the Bar 20 hands. Later with the Bar 20 hands at graduation, the rustlers are poised to strike again. But there is dissension among them and this will lead to the break that Hoppy needs. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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hopalong cassidy

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Hard-Riding Heroes of the West!


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16 December 1938 (USA)  »

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A Mestra Rural  »

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An historical document for 1930s choir fans
31 December 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Lots of light comedy, most of it funny. Lots of choral singing (5 songs are far too much for this to be an effective western). Hoppy uses a stereoscope. Little action, lots of talk. There is one great exchange between Hoppy & Windy involving Windy's feelings towards women. Hoppy's good natured charm & philosophy towards raising children "properly" is much in evidence here, something that would become a regular feature on his late 1940s TV show. But overall, too little plot, too little action. I give it 5/10.


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