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The Frontiersmen (1938)

Passed | | Western | 16 December 1938 (USA)
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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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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Hard-Riding Heroes of the West!

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16 December 1938 (USA)  »

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

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Followed by Border Vigilantes (1941) See more »

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90 percent of the movie devoted to fawning over the pretty new teacher
20 April 2015 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Wow, the other reviewers here were not exaggerating. This was unlike every other Hoppy film. Some 90% of the movie was dialog with and about the new pretty female teacher. We were repeatedly told how important education is and how many ways the cowhands of the Bar 20 could love her — as a husband, brother, father, etc. Constantly fawning over her. It's OK to devote SOME time to things like this; they add local color, character development, flesh out the characters, etc. But it was way overdone here. The movie became a domestic family light comedy. Only ten percent or less of the film was devoted to the cattle rustlers. My advice is: skip the movie.

One observation: I don't know why the leader of the rustlers caused his doom by planning two events at the same time/day: (1) marrying and leaving the West with the school ma-rm, and (2) rustling the Bar-20 cattle with his gang. He couldn't be with the gang, so they exposed him.


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