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Michael Wilson (original screenplay) and
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Release Date:
23 June 1944 (USA) See more »
THE ODDS AGAINST HIM WERE FORTY TO ONE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »
When he runs for sheriff, Hoppy is beaten by Jerry Doyle, the gutless wonder voted for by every crook in town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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"You'll leave, alright, riding, walking or feet first." See more (7 total) »


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William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy

Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Jimmy Rogers ... Jimmy Rogers

Douglass Dumbrille ... Tad Hammond
Louise Currie ... Katherine Reynolds

Kirk Alyn ... Jerry Doyle
Herbert Rawlinson ... Buck Peters
Robert Frazer ... Judge Reynolds

Glenn Strange ... Ike Simmons
Hal Taliaferro ... Clanton

Jack Rockwell ... Sam Garms
Bob Kortman ... Joe Garms
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Botiller ... Henchman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Henchman (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Henchman (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Henchman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)

Earle Hodgins ... Drunk Voter (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... Saloon Waiter / Henchman (uncredited)

Victor Jory ... Tom Jordan (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Tex Parker ... Henchman (uncredited)
Cliff Parkinson ... Card Player (uncredited)

George Reeves ... Steve Jordan (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Henchman Joe / Poker Player (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Lesley Selander 
Writing credits
Michael Wilson (original screenplay) and
Bernie Kamins (original screenplay)

Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters created by)

Produced by
Lewis J. Rachmil .... associate producer
Harry Sherman .... producer
Original Music by
Mort Glickman 
John Leipold (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carroll Lewis  (as Carrol Lewis)
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Tobin .... assistant director
Art Department
Henry B. Donovan .... property master (as Henry Donovan)
Sound Department
William H. Lynch .... sound
Jack Noyes .... sound
Visual Effects by
Mario Castegnaro .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Cliff Parkinson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ted Wells .... stunt double (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunt double (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Earl Moser .... wardrobe
Music Department
David Chudnow .... music supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #9980)

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The fifty-fourth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies.See more »
Hopalong Cassidy:You'll leave, all right: riding, walking or feet first.See more »
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Features Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"You'll leave, alright, riding, walking or feet first.", 28 June 2005
Author: zeppo-2 from United Kingdom

This episode of the series hits the ground running from the first scene as Hoppy cleans up the territory while newspaper proclaim this with banner headlines.

It's a shoe-in that Hoppy will be re-elected town sheriff, that is until parolee, Tad Hammond rides into town. Still smarting from been sent up the river by Hoppy years earlier, he vows revenge and with the help of the local gangs, he rigs the election. Saloon owner, Doyle is installed as puppet sheriff and the crooks think they've won. Up to the point where Hoppy gives them an ultimatum to leave town and gives the warning of what will happen if they don't in the summary above.

Hoppy has his black duds on and his steely gaze is full on too. Even California proves he isn't quite the bumbling comic relief when he saves Hoppy from a back-shooter. Sadly, Jimmy Rogers is useless and just gets tied up at any occasion.

Good action all the way through with a big shoot out at the finale and a classic fight on a swaying rope bridge above the river. All of which may be clichés now but still entertaining just the same.

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