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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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SHE KNOWS THE WAY TO CASSIDY'S HEART! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The twenty-first of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. 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 Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943) See more »

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The Frontiersman is a light-hearted Hopalong Cassidy adventure that puts a slight spin on the predictable cattle rustling scenario.
1 May 2000 | by gwryter-2See all my reviews

William Boyd had no use for singing cowboys and tried to minimize the music in the Hopalong Cassidy movies every chance he got. He lost the battle in this flick. The Brendan Boys choir sing their little hearts out.

I am in perfect agreement with Mr. Boyd. But after you get passed the singing, this movie is a rollicking adventure even if the rustler plot has been done to death. There is a even slight twist to the proceedings that is somewhat of a surprise.

However, it isn't the fate of the Bar 20 cattle that holds your attention here. It's the fun that the three heroes (Hoppy, Windy, and Lucky) have competing for the affections of the new schoolmarm that steal the show. Don't pass up the chance to see Hoppy in an apron and Windy slicked up to go a courtin'.


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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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