4 user 1 critic

Riders of the Timberline (1941)

Some Easterners intend to seize a tract of valuable timber land. Hoppy must try to stop them before they blow up a major dam.



(original story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Belle Langtry runs a town being taken over by cattle rustlers. She is also a front for the outlaws, who are led by Steve Fraser. Hoppy gets elected sheriff and cleans up the town with help from the Bar 20 boys.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Hoppy's falsely accused young friend is killed while supposedly trying to escape from jail, an embittered Hoppy is blamed and drummed out of the Texas Rangers.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Hoppy, Lucky and California search for a mine owned by Trudy Pendleton after it was taken from her by the swindling gambler Ace Gibson. They find the mine and Hoppy fights Gibson over it.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Joe Weller has instigated a conflict over water rights between two ranchers. The idea is to have the ranchers do each other in then move in and take over. Hoppy and the good guys won't let this happen.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A former Bar 20 cowhand is now a cattle rancher and having trouble with rustlers. Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang ride in and surround the the bad guys. June Winters joins the posse and serves as the romantic partner for posse co-leader Lucky.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King
Hidden Gold (1940)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hoppy and Lucky confront a gang of outlaws which has been ravaging stagecoaches and gold mines. The final gunfight is at Ed Colby's mine.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Minor Watson
Certificate: M Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of the man's eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Gayle Hunnicutt, Eleanor Parker
Abwärts (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

It's Friday evening. The lift repairman leaves the building and wants to finish his work on Monday. But he doesn't know there are four men in the building. They use the lift but stay in it ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Götz George, Wolfgang Kieling, Renée Soutendijk


Complete credited cast:
Elaine Kerrigan
Jim Kerrigan
Donna Ryan
Henchman Bill Slade
Edward Keane ...
Preston Yates
Ed Petrie
Mickey Eissa ...
Larry - Logging Camp Foreman
The Guardsmen Quartet ...
Singing Lumbermen (as the Guardsmen)


Yates has hired Petrie and his men to stop logger Kerrigan from fulfilling his contract. When Petrie's man Slade gets the loggers to quit, Kerrigan's daughter arrives with a new crew. When they destroy the flume, Hoppy builds an overhead line to transport the logs. Now desperate, Petrie sets out to blow up the dam and Hoppy takes to the overhead line in an attempt to get there in time to stop him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TIMBER! and "Hoppy's" in a hurricane of trouble and terror! See more »


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Riders of the Timberlane  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The 41st of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »


When Hoppy throws the dynamite away from the dam it explodes at the base of a pile of logs. Hoppy is then rained upon by milled 2x2 lumber. See more »


Followed by The Dead Don't Dream (1948) See more »


The Fighting Forty
Written by Grace Hamilton and Jack Stern
Sung by The Guardsmen Quartet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lumberjack Men
12 December 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Hopalong Cassidy and his young sidekick Brad King leave the Bar 20 ranch when the foreman Buck Peters sends them to help his old friend J.Farrell MacDonald and daughter Eleanor Stewart who are being sabotaged in their effort to fulfill a lumbering contract. It's not the same as herding cattle but Hoppy and Brad get the gist of it fast. In fact their old partner Andy Clyde was already working for MacDonald.

There was a later Hopalong Cassidy film with a lumber setting and it seemed a bit better. Certainly Hoppy was more home on the range than home in a logging camp.

Victor Jory is in this Hoppy film and usually he's a villain. Not here, he's MacDonald's strong right arm as a French Canadian foreman.

I can't forget that crew of Jory's peers who come down from Canada to help MacDonald. They cut down trees as well as fight and sing and they have their own theme, The Kinkajou song. It's somewhat along the lines of Stouthearted Men.

Not one of the better Cassidy westerns, but Hoppy aficionados will be pleased.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Riders of the Timberline (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: