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The Frontiersmen (1938)

A pretty and gentle schoolteacher from Boston transforms the lives of a spoiled boy and the other residents at 'Bar 20' Ranch, and is courted by Crockett city's Mayor, who is really a livestock thief.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Norman Houston (screenplay), Harrison Jacobs (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy Haliday (as George Hayes)
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Evelyn Venable ... June Lake
Charles Anthony Hughes Charles Anthony Hughes ... Jud Thorpe aka Raleigh (as Charles A. Hughes)
William Duncan ... Buck Peters
Clara Kimball Young ... Mrs. Peters
Emily Fitzroy ... School Teacher aka Snooksie
Dickie Jones ... Artie Peters
John Beach John Beach ... Quirt
Roy Barcroft ... Sutton (Buster in credits)
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ... The Crockett School's Chorus Boys (as Robert Mitchell and his St. Brendan's Boys)
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Storyline

The local school is causing Hoppy problems. First Bar 20 cattle are stolen when Hoppy investigates a problem there. Then the new teacher arrives and disrupts the routine of the Bar 20 hands. Later with the Bar 20 hands at graduation, the rustlers are poised to strike again. But there is dissension among them and this will lead to the break that Hoppy needs. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Hard-Riding Heroes of the West! See more »


Certificate:

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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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Artie Peters: Leave me alone! Leave me alone!
Lucky Jenkins: Wait until I get my hands on you, you little weasel! I'll...
Artie Peters: Make him leave me alone, Windy!
Windy Haliday: What in tarnation are you so fired head up about?
Lucky Jenkins: He's the one putting cactus needles in my bunk.
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Connections

Followed by Border Vigilantes (1941) See more »

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Schools out on the Range
4 August 2019 | by girvsjointSee all my reviews

Yes it's true, this isn't your typical Hoppy western, but that alone makes it a breath of fresh air, part comedy, part action. William Boyd's star power as Hopalong Cassidy carries much of the film as always, but good turns by Russell Hayden and Gabby Hayes also make good viewing, Evelyn Venables is one of the loveliest of female leads, and young Dickie Jones, the future 'Buffalo Bill Jnr,' is quite endearing and not too brattish! I can't believe that Boyd hated kids and horses and was hard to get along with, everything I've read about him suggests otherwise!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mestra Rural See more »

Filming Locations:

Garner Valley, 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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