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Range War (1939)

Passed | | Western | 8 September 1939 (USA)
Buck Colins heads a group of local ranchers who are trying to prevent the railroad from completing its line through their property. Till now they have been able to charge tolls on herds ... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Sam Robins (screenplay), Walter C. Roberts (additional dialogue) (as Walter Roberts) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Speedy McGinnis
Pedro de Cordoba ... Padre Jose (as Pedro De Cordoba)
Willard Robertson ... Buck Collins
Matt Moore ... Jim Marlow
Betty Moran ... Ellen Marlow
Kenneth Harlan ... Charley Higgins
Francis McDonald ... Dave Morgan
Eddie Dean ... Pete
Earle Hodgins ... Deputy Fenton (as Earl Hodgins)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Rancher (as Jason Robards)
Stanley Price ... Agitator
Ray Bennett ... Stokey (as Raphael Bennett)
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Storyline

Buck Colins heads a group of local ranchers who are trying to prevent the railroad from completing its line through their property. Till now they have been able to charge tolls on herds passing through. Hoppy goes undercover to expose them. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

HOLAPONG FACES THE FURY OF A LYNCH-MAD MOB! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teufelsreiter von Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harry Sherman Productions 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

This film was first telecast in Atlanta Saturday 27 November 1948 on WSB (Channel 8) and in Boston Sunday 19 June 1949 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Connections

Followed by False Colors (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Pop! Goes the Weasel
Traditional 17th century English song
Played on harmonica by Britt Wood in jail
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A nice little racket he doesn't want to lose
13 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Hopalong Cassidy story has Hoppy and Lucky getting involved in a Range War where rancher Willard Robertson has a nice little racket going. He's got a strategically located ranch and charges tolls to anyone who wants to cross it with their cattle to market. So he has a vested interest in keeping the railroad from being built. Between the tolls and the sabotage of all kinds to the railroad Robertson is making life miserable all around.

Hoppy goes undercover with Britt Wood and when Wood is discovered to be a spy Bill Boyd has to think fast on his feet. He also captures a bunch of the outlaws also thinking fast on his feet and with no gunplay.

More than enough gunplay for the final shootout with Boyd, Wood, and Russell Hayden at Padre Pedro DeCordoba's mission. DeCordoba allows Hoppy to use the mission as a base for his operations. A most unpacific thing, but it's Hopalong Cassidy so you know you're right with the Deity.

Hoppy fans will like this one.


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