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Harry O. Hoyt (screenplay)
Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters created by)
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Release Date:
18 December 1942 (USA) See more »
IT'S THE GREAT ACTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not one of the better Hoppy films See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy

Andy Clyde ... California
Jay Kirby ... Johnny

Lola Lane ... Laura Clark

Douglas Fowley ... Jeff Burton (as Doug Fowley)
Herbert Rawlinson ... Tom Clark
Guy Usher ... Zack Rogers
Karl Hackett ... Wade Haskell
Hugh Prosser ... Jim Stanton
Bob Kortman ... Joe
The Sportsmen Quartet ... Singing Cowhands (as The Sportsmen Quartette)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Mrs. Anson (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Henchman (uncredited)

Spade Cooley ... Fiddle Player (uncredited)
Bill Days ... Singing Ranch Hand - The Sportsmen Quartette (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ... Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Henchman in shack (uncredited) (archive footage)
Herman Hack ... Posse Rider (uncredited)
Aleth Hansen ... Banjo Player (uncredited)
Topper the Horse ... Hoppy's Horse (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Square Dance Caller (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Henchman (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Wants a Match (uncredited)
Milburn Morante ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Charles Murphy ... Posse Rider (uncredited)
Bill Nestell ... Burly Deputy (uncredited)
Cliff Parkinson ... Shoots at California (uncredited)
John Rarig ... Singing Ranch Hand - The Sportsmen Quartette (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Tall Bass-Singing Ranch Hand - The Sportsmen Quartette (uncredited)
Max Smith ... Singing Ranch Hand - The Sportsmen Quartette (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Cowhand Henry (uncredited)

Directed by
Lesley Selander 
Writing credits
Harry O. Hoyt (screenplay)

Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters created by)

Produced by
Lewis J. Rachmil .... associate producer
Harry Sherman .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan 
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
William A. Wilmarth .... sound (as William Wilmarth)
Bert Dillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Parkinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Wells .... stunt double (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunt double (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Earl Moser .... wardrobe
Music Department
Irvin Talbot .... musical director
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Friedrich Hollaender .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Albert Hay Malotte .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ralph Rainger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
61 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)
Norway:7 | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9664)

Did You Know?

The plot and scenes of this 1942 movie are identical to the Hopalong movie entitled "Rustlers' Valley" made in 1937. The script action follow almost word for word and step for step. The character names are changed, but their vocation and role in the story are the same (banker, lawyer, etc.). In the 1937 movie Windy (George "Gabby Hayes") and Lucky (Russell Hayden) were Hopy's sidekicks.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV)See more »
Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (I Got Spurs)See more »


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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not one of the better Hoppy films, 7 May 2003
Author: Don W from Long Island Motor Parkway

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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