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Pride of the West (1938)

Approved | | Western | 8 July 1938 (USA)
Caldwell and Nixon have their men rob the stage and then critcize the Sheriff for not catching the robbers. With her father the Sheriff under pressure, Mary sends for Hoppy who finds the ... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Nate Watt (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (characters)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy Haliday (as George Hayes)
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Earle Hodgins ... Sheriff Tom Martin
Charlotte Field Charlotte Field ... Mary Martin
Billy King Billy King ... Dick Martin
Kenneth Harlan ... Caldwell - Banker
Glenn Strange ... Saunders - Henchman
James Craig ... Nixon
Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell ... Detective
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Storyline

Caldwell and Nixon have their men rob the stage and then critcize the Sheriff for not catching the robbers. With her father the Sheriff under pressure, Mary sends for Hoppy who finds the stolen money and sets a trap to bring in the entire gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beneath Western Skies See more »

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Production Co:

Harry Sherman Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of 54 Hopalong Cassidy features produced by Harry Sherman, initially distributed by Paramount Pictures from 1935-41, and then by United Artists from 1942-44, which were purchased by their star William Boyd for nationally syndicated TV presentation beginning in 1948 and continuing for many years, as a result of their phenomenal success. Each feature was re-edited to 54 minutes so as to comfortably fit into a 60-minute time slot, with six minutes for commercials. It was not until 50 years later that, with the cooperation of Mrs. Boyd (Grace Bradley) that they were finally restored to their original length with their original opening and closing credits intact. See more »

Connections

Follows Bar 20 Rides Again (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Wide Open Spaces
Music and lyrics by Harry Tobias and Jack Stern
Played on banjo and harmonica and sung by the cowboys
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Oddly & painstakingly slow moving
24 May 2001 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

This Hopalong Cassidy movie is #18 or 19 in the series of 66 movies. It's one of the last to feature Gabby Hayes as "Windy." Hoppy doesn't appear until 9 minutes of film have passed, which tends to make his first appearance a bit more dramatic. The scenery, filmed near Mt. Whitney, is beautiful, especially for a B western. There is one exciting fight scene where Hoppy gets head-butted & knocked down (one of the best fight scenes that William Boyd ever did), but the excitement is lost a little bit at the end of the scene, when Hoppy is knocked down again but reaches up to adjust his hat so that it doesn't fall off his head! Other than that, this is probably the poorest of the Hoppy movies that featured Gabby. It's an oddly slow moving western, so slow moving & painstaking in it's detail of "no action," that the slow pace almost seems to have been purposeful. There's lots of following, observing, waiting, watching, & even a very long shot of Hoppy while apparently "thinking." Very short on action, there's only one chase scene, & although Hoppy does shoot his gun a couple of times, he shoots it in the air & not at anybody. The director was so intent on "wasting time" that we actually watch Gabby & Lucky (who oddly wears an arm sling throughout the entire movie, which doesn't even figure into the plot!) count out $30,000 in $20 gold pieces for a good period of time. Bizarre! Even the usually hilarious Gabby is more serious than usual & his humor doesn't quite hit the mark. This movie was apparently a "filler" while they were waiting for the next one to come along. I'm a Hoppy fanatic, but I can only rate this 5/10.


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