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Clarence E. Mulford (novel)
J. Benton Cheney (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 September 1941 (USA) See more »
HERE COMES THAT HIAR-TRIGGER...HARD-RIDIN' HERO! (original poster - all caps) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy posing as Tex Riley

Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Brad King ... Johnny Nelson
Jennifer Holt ... June Winters (as Jacqueline Holt)
Dick Curtis ... Nevada Teale
Weldon Heyburn ... Henchman Gila
Henry Hall ... Jud Winters
Jack Rockwell ... Henchman Carp
Ian MacDonald ... Henchman Elbows
Kermit Maynard ... Henchman Layton

Charles Middleton ... Long Ben (Verdes Bar Owner)
Homer Holcomb ... Lanky Smith, Bar 20 Cowhand
Tom London ... Waffles - Bar 20 Cowhand
Tom Ung ... Chinese Charlie, the cook
Jimmy Wakely ... Pete - Guitar Player (as Jimmy Wakely Trio)
Johnny Bond ... Skinny - Guitar Player (as Jimmy Wakely Trio)
Dick Reinhart ... Bow-Wow - Mandolin player (as Jimmy Wakely Trio)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Barfly (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bob Card ... Frenchy - Sandy Bend Rancher (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ... Barfly (uncredited)
Mickey Eissa ... Henchman Ed (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Henchman Duby (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bob Kortman ... Henchman Concho (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Long Ben's Bartender (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Henchman (uncredited)
Charles Murphy ... Henchman (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith ... Tex, Bar 20 Cowhand (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Red, Bar 20 Cowhand (uncredited)
Joe Whitehead ... Buck Peters - Bar 20 Owner (uncredited)

Directed by
Lesley Selander 
Writing credits
Clarence E. Mulford (novel "Black Buttes")

J. Benton Cheney (original screenplay)

Produced by
Lewis J. Rachmil .... associate producer
Harry Sherman .... producer
Original Music by
John Leipold 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (photographed by) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Carroll Lewis  (as Carrol Lewis)
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glenn Cook .... assistant director
Sound Department
Charles Althouse .... sound (as Chas. Althouse)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Earl Moser .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Sherman A. Rose .... supervising editor
Music Department
Irvin Talbot .... musical director
Herman Hand .... orchestrator (uncredited)
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63 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #7638)
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Did You Know?

Film debut of Jennifer Holt.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): While undercover with the rival gang, a gunman goes to shoot Hopalong Cassidy in the back, and California warns him by shouting, "Hoppy, look out!" Not one member of the gang, already suspicious of Hoppy, picks up on California's mistake.See more »
Movie Connections:
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Just Before Hoppy Fell Off the Cliff, 19 February 2004
Author: Don W from Long Island Motor Parkway

My summary title doesn't refer to the plot of any movie, it refers to the quality of the two Hoppy movies that followed this one: "Twilight on the Trail" & "Outlaws of the Desert," which are the two worst Hoppy movies of the 66 in the series. So somewhat surprisingly, this movie that preceded them is really a good movie. There are four songs, & although I frown on songs in my Hoppy movies (I leave that to Gene Autry & Roy Rogers), these songs are actually of good quality. This is a good, old fashioned western with lots of action, & not all of it involving Hoppy. There's plenty of gunfights, & unlike most later Hoppy movies, some of them are one on one gunfights (in later movies, the gunfights became one gang vs. another gang gun battles). This is a pretty tough western with plenty of excitement, & other characters have the stage quite a bit. Oddly, the Buck Peters character (owner of the Bar 20 Ranch that Hoppy works for) appears & has a few lines, but is not listed in the credits. Blooper: in one scene, California warns Hoppy of danger by yelling "Look out, Hoppy!" The problem is that Hoppy was supposed to be a character named "Tex Riley" at the time! No one in the baddies gang seemed to notice this, & apparently the film editor missed it also (or the director decided it would cost too much to re-shoot the scene). If you're watching the Hoppy series in chronological order, enjoy this one while you can, because as I said earlier, the quality of the next two Hoppy films "falls off the cliff!" I rate it 8/10.

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