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Riders of the Timberline (1941)

Some Easterners intend to seize a tract of valuable timber land. Hoppy must try to stop them before they blow up a major dam.

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Yates has hired Petrie and his men to stop logger Kerrigan from fulfilling his contract. When Petrie's man Slade gets the loggers to quit, Kerrigan's daughter arrives with a new crew. When they destroy the flume, Hoppy builds an overhead line to transport the logs. Now desperate, Petrie sets out to blow up the dam and Hoppy takes to the overhead line in an attempt to get there in time to stop him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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17 September 1941 (USA)  »

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Riders of the Timberlane  »

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1.37 : 1
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This is one of 54 Hopalong Cassidy features produced by Harry Sherman, initially distributed by Paramount Pictures from 1935-1941, and then by United Artists 1942-1944, which were purchased by their star William Boyd for nationally syndicated television presentation beginning in 1948 and continuing thereafter 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. i.e. Grace Bradley, that they were finally restored to their original length with their original opening and closing credits intact. See more »

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When Hoppy throws the dynamite away from the dam it explodes at the base of a pile of logs. Hoppy is then rained upon by milled 2x2 lumber. See more »

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The Fighting Forty
Written by Grace Hamilton and Jack Stern
Sung by The Guardsmen Quartet
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Best "Hoppy" movie thus far
13 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have seen through the satellite so far 38 out of 66 Hopalong Cassidy westerns. This is by far the best one with not only lots of action but Hoppy is not afraid to pitch in with the workers and not wear his customary black outfit. He is seen with a checkered shirt and white cap most of the time. I would recommend this episode to anyone who has not seen a Hoppy movie.


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