Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

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 Hopalong Cassidy / ... (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
Topper the Horse ...
 Hoppy's Horse / ... (51 episodes, 1952-1954)
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 Red Connors / ... (40 episodes, 1952-1954)
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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

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(52 episodes) | (1949-1951)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "Hopalong Cassidy" has a picture of its star, William Boyd, in character, with Topper the Horse. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Dinah Shore Show (1951), Dragnet (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), "The Honeymooners" (1955)_, "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: The Howdy Doody Show (1947)), I Love Lucy (1951), Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947), Lassie (1954), The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason (1957), The Phil Silvers Show (1955), The Red Skelton Hour (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled Texaco Star Theatre (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as Tonight! (1953)), Twilight Zone (1959), and You Bet Your Life (1950). See more »

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Hopalong Cassidy March
by Nacio Herb Brown and L. Wolfe Gilbert
Nacio Publications (ASCAP)
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Correction on Hoppy revival on television
12 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of your bloggers makes the comment that the Hopalong Cassidy films began running on television as early as 1945. Obviously they haven't done their research because (1) television sets were not put on the market for public use until 1947 and Boyd did not begin running his films until mid summer of 1948. Boyd was still making theatrical pictures in 1944, and then went on tour with Cole Brothers Circus for two seasons until 1946, when he began producing his own series for United Artists. These films co-starred Andy Clyde and Rand Brooks. When the series ended, Boyd hocked everything he had to gain the rights to Hopalong Cassidy. His old movies began running on NBC in June, 1948. The statement that Hoppy movies were being seen on television originally came from a video documentary on early television cowboys, featuring Will "Sugarfoot" Hutchins.


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