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Borderland (1937)

Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Hopalong Cassidy
... Johnny Nelson
... Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
... Loco (as Stephen Morris)
... Bailey
... Grace Rand
... Molly Rand
... Col. Gonzales
... Maj. Stafford (as Earl Hodgins)
... Dandy Morgan - Henchman
... Tom Parker - Henchman (as George Chesboro)
... The Doctor
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Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, deflects suspicion from himself by pretending to be a moron. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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GEORGE HAYES, another star of "The Plainsman", faithful to Cassidy when others denounce him! (original poster) See more »


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26 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Mellem vestens banditter  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At 82 minutes, this is the longest of the 66 Hopalong Cassidy films, running 28 minutes longer than the shortest, Bar 20 (1943). Interestingly, character actor Earle Hodgins appeared in both films. See more »

Quotes

Windy Halliday: Miss Adrianny, this here's Johnny Nelson. He's all right if you keep a tight rein on him.
Johnny Nelson: Uh, usted are a mucho pretty senorita, Senorita.
Mexican Dancing Girl: What's the matter, Ranger, don't you speak English?
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Followed by Hopalong Rides Again (1937) See more »

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Outfoxing the Fox
22 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Borderland finds Hoppy on assignment from both the Texas Rangers and the Mexican Rurales headed by Earl Hodgins and Trevor Bardette respectively. He has to locate and destroy the Mexican outlaw known only as 'The Fox'. The problem here is that no one knows what he looks like.

In order to that Hoppy has to shed his good guy image and become a real louse. Part of the cover is to not tell both Gabby Hayes and Jimmy Ellison and make them think he's gone bad. The better to infiltrate the Fox's gang.

The Fox is one clever and ruthless villain. He literally hides in plain sight. So does Trevor Bardette as Hoppy's contact.

Borderland is a well done Hopalong Cassidy western with Bill Boyd facing a very determined foe.


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