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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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Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
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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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Hard-Riding Heroes of the West!


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Dick Jones once said in an interview, he owns the horseshoes that Archibald hid in his pants. See more »

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One of the longest Hopalong movies, with way less action than usual. But great fun nonetheless.
12 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The three previous critics have given an excellent idea of how different this is from the typical B western, including most of the Hopalong Cassidy westerns. The most improbable feature is the superb singing of the boys choir in a frontier one-room schoolhouse, and, as noted by others, we get lots of it. I have one quibble with one of the other reviews. This is not by any means the closest Hoppy came to becoming romantically involved with the leading lady -- it happened rather often in the 1930s films. It is unusual in having both Lucky (Russell Hayden) and Windy (George Hayes -- not yet Gabby) courting the adorable young school teacher, and, indeed. all the men of the Bar 20 Ranch are interested in her. Most of this movie is pleasant, folksy light comedy -- good-hearted fun. I liked it quite a lot, so rate it 8 out of a possible ten. But this is not a typical Hopalong Cassidy western!


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