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Twilight on the Trail (1941)

Passed | | Western | 29 September 1941 (USA)
Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love... See full summary »

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Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love focus. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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HOPALONG HAS HIS HANDS FULL...OF DOUBLE-BARRELED TROUBLE!... Range rats scatter when Cassidy crashes through with a BANG! See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The thirty-ninth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Followed by Unexpected Guest (1947) See more »

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Cimarron
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Music and lyrics by Johnny Bond
Played on guitars and sung by the Jimmy Wakely Trio
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Raaaather
14 March 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

More comedy than usual is in this Hopalong Cassidy western as Hoppy, Johnny Nelson and California go undercover as eastern dude type detectives. In fact we don't see them in their traditional western outfits until more than half the film is done.

Hoppy with that affected English accent and California Carlson with that ridiculous looking deerstalker cap are funny in and of themselves. Andy Clyde who was from Scotland and started in music hall was funnier than usual.

Not that the chief villain is long fooled. He suspects a rat, but the guys put an end to his rustling racket.

Brad King was the young member of the trio and he got to sing some cowboy ballads that Paramount owned the right to. If they sound familiar The Funny Old Hills was introduced by Bing Crosby in Paris Honeymoon and Twilight On The Trail comes from the Paramount picture Trail Of The Lonesome Pine. and was also recorded by Bing Crosby who was Paramount's number one star. King didn't last long, he had no personality at all unlike Russell Hayden or Jimmy Ellison.

But the comedy is key more than usual in this Hopalong Cassidy western.


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