Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Julie's husband has been murdered and land agents want her to sign away her property rights. Hoppy warns against this but she does so anyway. It looks as though she will be unable to ... See full summary »
An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle.... See full summary »
Ranch owner Sally Jordan is engaged in a fence war with rancher Big John Trumbull. Hoppy and Johnny, along with trusty sidekick Windy, side with Sally Jordan. They control a huge cattle stampede by using dynamite.
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The ... See full summary »
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 »
George 'Gabby' Hayes,
Keller buys Marsh's cattle and then murders him to retrieve the money. But Ann Marsh remembered some of the serial numbers and this is the clue that Hoppy needs. He arrives posing as a dude. He also poses as a novice poker player and this brings in a few of the stolen bills. When he realizes Keller is the one he is after, he wins back all the money at the poker table. He escapes from Keller's saloon but Keller and his men head out after him. Written by
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The twenty-second of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »
We'll send you a first guest, and among those guests will be a certain man - William H. Cassidy.
Who's Mr. Cassidy?
There's still men in this country, Mrs. Marsh, who'll gladly lay down their work, no matter what it might be, to fight in the cause of right without hope of reward. Such a one is the man I'm privileged to call my friend, - William H. Cassidy.
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"Sunset Trail" is a very entertaining entry in the long running Hopalong Cassidy series produced by Harry "Pop" Sherman in the 30's and 40s.
In this one Hoppy (William Boyd), Windy (George "Gabby" Hayes) and Lucky (Russell Hayden) come to the rescue of widow Ann Marsh (Charlotte Wynters) and her young Daughter Dorrie (Jan Clayton) whose husband and father have been murdered by gambler Monte Keller (Robert Fiske). Ann decides to open up a "Dude Ranch". Hoppy, and this is where Boyd gets to have some fun, goes undercover as a foppish Eastern dude named William H. Cassidy to get the goods on Keller and his gang.
Boyd camps it up in a tweed suit and derby hat and seems to have a lot of fun doing it. He is seen in his regular black outfit only at the beginning and end of the movie. Hayes meanwhile is pursued throughout the movie by Abigail Snodgrass (Kathryn Sheldon). Hayden competes with Keller's hench man Steve Dorman (Anthony Nace) for Clayton's affections. The whole thing is brought to a climax in a rousing finale shootout where Hoppy brings the bad guys to justice.
As in most of the "Hoppys", the photography, in this case by Russell Harlan, is outstanding. The direction by Leslie Selander is crisp and keeps the story moving. Watch for veterans Glenn Strange and Tom London in minor roles.
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