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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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Evelyn Venable ...
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Mayor Judson Thorpe aka Dan Raleigh (as Charles A. Hughes)
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Emily Fitzroy ...
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Artie Peters
John Beach ...
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Roy Barcroft ...
Henchman Sutton
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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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The Frontiersman is a light-hearted Hopalong Cassidy adventure that puts a slight spin on the predictable cattle rustling scenario.
1 May 2000 | by (Simi Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

William Boyd had no use for singing cowboys and tried to minimize the music in the Hopalong Cassidy movies every chance he got. He lost the battle in this flick. The Brendan Boys choir sing their little hearts out.

I am in perfect agreement with Mr. Boyd. But after you get passed the singing, this movie is a rollicking adventure even if the rustler plot has been done to death. There is a even slight twist to the proceedings that is somewhat of a surprise.

However, it isn't the fate of the Bar 20 cattle that holds your attention here. It's the fun that the three heroes (Hoppy, Windy, and Lucky) have competing for the affections of the new schoolmarm that steal the show. Don't pass up the chance to see Hoppy in an apron and Windy slicked up to go a courtin'.


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