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Partners of the Plains (1938)

Approved | | Western | 14 January 1938 (USA)
Lorna Drake has inherited a ranch. Hoppy teaches her a bit about ranching and handles Scar Lewis, the bad guy, in the process.

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Harvey Clark ...
Baldy Morton
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Lorna Drake
Hilda Plowright ...
Aunt Martha
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Ronald Harwood
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Scar Lewis
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Doc Galer
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Sheriff (as Earl Hodgin)
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Mr. Benson
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Lorna Drake arrives from England to take over the ranch. Although she and Hoppy argue most of the time she takes a liking for Hoppy, angering her fiance Ronald. This enables Scar to enlist Ronald's help in his plan to kill Hoppy. But when Hoppy foils that plan a forest fire develops endangering Lorna. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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This film received its initial Los Angeles telecast Sunday 20 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Follows Hills of Old Wyoming (1937) See more »

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Moonlight on the Sunset Trail
Written by Ralph Freed and Burton Lane
Performed by Gwen Gaze
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This Hoppy film has it all (almost .....)
26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The early Hopalong Cassidy films were generally the best & this one is no exception. Hoppy is again joined here by the young Russell "Lucky" Hayden, as they help a lady in distress manage a ranch coveted by several sagebrush ruffians. The lady initially detests Hoppy, but soon becomes enamored of the black-clad foreman.

Gabby Hayes is absent from this film, due to then on-going contract negotiations. While his presence is missed here, this film offers all the best elements of the classic Hoppy film. The action, script and casting here are superb. No one played the western hero better than William Boyd and he is at his prime here!

One of the top 10 Hopalong films !


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