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Cassidy of Bar 20 (1938)

Against a background of exceptional mountain photography, Hoppy rushes to rid former sweetheart Nora Blake and Pappy's range of rustlers and bad guys.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Norman Houston (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (story "Me an' Shorty")
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Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Frank Darien ... Pappy
Nora Lane ... Nora Blake
Robert Fiske ... Clay Allison
John Elliott ... Tom Dillon
Margaret Marquis ... Mary Dillon
Gertrude Hoffman ... Ma Caffrey (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
Carleton Young ... Jeff Caffrey
Gordon Hart Gordon Hart ... Judge Belcher
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff Hawley (as Edward Cassidy)
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Storyline

Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd), boss of the Bar 20 ranch in Texas, rides down the Camino Real in the New Mexico cattle country near Alamogordo, in response to an urgent message from his lifelong sweetheart, Nora Blake (Nora Lane), who is in serious trouble. Before he and his saddlemates, "Lucky" Jenkins (Russell Hayden) and "Pappy (Frank Darien), can reach her ranch, they are stopped by Clay Allison ('Robert Fiske (I)' qv), a cattle-rustler who is in almost complete control of the district, and wants to extend his holdings by seizing Nora's cattle and driving her out. Seeing Cassidy as a menace to his plans, he has him arrested on a trumped-up charge. Cassidy and his pals shoot their way out of the trouble and reach Nora;s ranch where they learn that Allison's henchmen have murdered her foreman, Tom Dillon (Jack Elliott), and Allison has sent for a crew of outlaws on the Texas border. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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CASSIDY'S GOT A SPUNKY new PARTNER! A stright-shootin' slip of a gal you can't help lovin' puts Hopalong on the firing line in this ripping, roaring battle of hearts and guns! See more »


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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 »

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Follows Partners of the Plains (1938) See more »

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A lesser Hoppy outing. Poor plot.
18 April 2015 | by chipeSee all my reviews

This is one of the worst Hoppy films. The plot was unbelievable and weak. The comic sidekick (Frank Darien as Pappy) was also among the worst in the series. ***Spoliers.***

Hoppy is out to help his girl friend whose ranch is being rustled and preyed upon by local rustlers-land grabbers, led by Clay Allison. For no good workable reason (from my viewpoint) Hoppy lets himself get arrested and imprisoned for trespassing (or whatever), and then he convinces Allison to put Hoppy on parole and work his time out at Allison's ranch. In short order, Hoppy sees Allison's men maybe rustling Nora's cattle. So Hoppy rides off to see Nora. (What about his parole agreement?) Meanwhile, Fred is the only witness to see Allison shoot Nora's partner (or foreman) dead. For no real good reason that I could see, Fred's mom suspects her son as involved in the murder and has the son placed in jail! None of this really matters because Allison finally decides to have his gang descend on Hoppy and everyone else at Nora's ranch, but they are beaten back and Allison is killed.

Not much of a good plot.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Testemunha See more »

Filming Locations:

Bishop, California, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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