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Lost Canyon (1942)

Passed | | Western | 18 December 1942 (USA)
Johnny is accused of robbing and bank and runs off into the hills. Hoppy tries to prove his innocence and get the real bad guys.



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Complete credited cast:
Laura Clark
Jeff Burton (as Doug Fowley)
Tom Clark
Guy Usher ...
Zack Rogers
Karl Hackett ...
Wade Haskell
Hugh Prosser ...
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
Singing Cowhands (as The Sportsmen Quartette)


Burton is after Clark's ranch. He gets the banker to refuse to renew Clark's note and then sends his men to rustle his cattle. Hoppy is Clark's new foreman and is on to Burton's scheme. But just as he learns of the rustling and is about to go after the gang, the Sheriff arrives and arrests him for hiding Johnny who has been accused of robbery. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

18 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Den hemmelige Kløft  »

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| (edited TV)

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is one of 54 Hopalong Cassidy features produced by Harry Sherman, initially distributed by Paramount Pictures from 1935-41, and then by United Artists 1942-44, which were purchased by their star William Boyd for nationally syndicated television presentation beginning in 1948 and continuing thereafter for many years, as a result of their phenomenal success. Each feature was re-edited to 54 minutes so as to comfortably fit into a 60-minute time slot, with six minutes for commercials. It was not until 50 years later that, with the cooperation of Boyd's wife Grace Bradley that they were finally restored to their original length with their original opening and closing credits intact. See more »


Follows Wide Open Town (1941) See more »


Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (I Got Spurs)
Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by The Sportsmen Quartet (as the Sportsmen Quartette)
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Not one of the better Hoppy films
7 May 2003 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Hoppy starts out dressed all in black (a good sign), but later switches to a sports jacket (but with his regular steer clasp necktie, a bad sign). There's some good action here, but unfortunately Hoppy misses a good portion of it. During the biggest gunfight of the film, Hoppy stays in a cabin holding three baddies at bay, thereby missing all the action of the gunfight. Can someone tell me why the Sportsmen Quartette has FIVE members?! The dance sequence was repeated in a later Hoppy film. Interestingly, Hoppy answers a question about Topper (his horse) by saying "I don't know much about his past." This film is slow moving, much of the comedy misses the mark, & the film ends up being rather dull for a Hoppy movie. By the way, the film runs 59 minutes, not 69 minutes as the box claims. I rate it only 4/10.

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