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Trail Dust (1936)

Hoppy, Johnny and Windy are fighting a malicious gang trying to stop a cattle drive from reaching a drought-stricken North.

Director:

Nate Watt

Writers:

Clarence E. Mulford (novel), Al Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
James Ellison ... Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy (as George Hayes)
Morris Ankrum ... Tex Anderson (as Stephen Morris)
Gwynne Shipman Gwynne Shipman ... Beth Clark
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Cowhand Lanky
Dick Dickson Dick Dickson ... Waggoner
Earl Askam Earl Askam ... Red
Al Bridge ... Tom Babson
John Beach John Beach ... Hank
Ted Adams ... Joe Wilson
T.J. Halligan T.J. Halligan ... Skinny (as Tom Halligan)
Dan Wolheim ... Henchman Borden (as Don Wolkeim)
Harold Daniels Harold Daniels ... Lewis
Emmett Daly Emmett Daly ... George (as Emmet Daly)
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Storyline

When Hoppy agrees to lead a large cattle drive north he runs into lots of trouble. First Anderson and Wilson join the drive to do what damage they can. Then Lewis and his men posing as Tail officials try to cut out part of the herd. When Hoppy sees through this ruse, they rustle some cattle and burn the camp. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

Hopalong Cassidy leads the fight against cattle thieves and ruthless nature! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

Open | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'agguato See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The eighth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Quotes

Waggoner: What're you aiming to do?
Hopalong Cassidy: Shoot the next man that opens his mouth.
Waggoner: Why, if you think- -
[Hopalong shoots Waggoner in the arm]
Windy: Maybe somebody else would like to say something.
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Connections

Followed by Texas Trail (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Wide Open Spaces
Music and Lyrics by Harry Tobias and Jack Stern
Played on guitar and sung by James Ellison and the cowboys
Reprised as backround at the end
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My favorite
9 December 2002 | by lordjim13See all my reviews

This is the one Hopalong Cassidy adventure that really stands out in my mind as being the best. It's a little more gritty than some of the later ones, and more like a real western than an episode of a tv show. Later on Hoppy would get a bit more corny and more like a wandering doo-gooder, but here he's just an ordinary cattle-man, trying to get his herd on down the trail. Gabby Hayes is, as usual, excellent as Windy, while the rest of the cast make great cowboys. My dad taped a whole bunch of these off PBS for us, and this is what I watched growing up, instead of cartoons or other things, and I think I'll always love these classic adventures. This is definitely the best of them all.


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