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Texas Trail (1937)

Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and gang battle sabotaging crooks as they gather more horses for the Spanish-American war.

Director:

David Selman

Writers:

Jack O'Donnell (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (story "Tex") | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy Haliday (as George Hayes)
Judith Allen ... Barbara Allen
Billy King Billy King ... Boots McCready
Alexander Cross ... Black Jack Carson
Bob Kortman ... Henchman Hawks (as Robert Kortman)
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Major McCready
Jack Rockwell ... Henchman Shorty
John Beach John Beach ... Smokey
Ray Bennett ... Henchman Brad (as Rafael Bennett)
Philo McCullough ... Jordan
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Storyline

During the Spanish-American War, Colonel Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders are short of horses, and Hopalong Cassidy and his Bar-20 friends are detailed to round up a bunch of wild horses, but a renegade and his gang are out to stop the roundup. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Galloping ACTION! Glorious ROMANCE! (original poster)


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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

This tale's motivation aside, Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders--despite their horseback training in the U.S.--never had mounts shipped to Cuba. Except for TR himself, they CRAWLED up San Juan Hill. See more »

Connections

Followed by Bar 20 Justice (1938) See more »

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Hoppy Looks For Horses
3 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

There is an army campaign in the offing, and Hopalong Cassidy and the boys of the Bar 20 are anxious to serve. They're not wanted for fighting. The army needs 500 mustangs, and Hoppy is the man to round them up. However, others are not as patriotic, and that many horses at $20 a head across the border is mighty tempting.

At 58 minutes, this is definitely a B Western, but producer Harry Sherman was a man who knew how to make a superior one. Sound man Karl Zint makes the horses in an echoing box canyon sound spooky, and cameraman Russell Harlan distinguishes the visuals with some striking vitsas of Arizona's Blue Canyon and the Painted Desert.

Harlan was born in 1903. By 1927, he was doing photography for William Wellman on WINGS. He had achieved the rank of cinematographer in 1937, and would eventually do that job on 44 of the Hoppies. In 1945, he started to move up the ranks, when Wellman used him as DP on A WALK IN THE SUN. Although he would be a favorite for A Westerns -- RED RIVER, THE BIG SKY and RIO BRAVO -- he became well-known for a wide variety of projects and would rack up nominations for six Best Cinematography Oscars. He retired in 1970 and died four years later.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA 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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