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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon October 10, 2001
The most outstanding series of westerns began in 1935 from Paramount Pictures under the guiding hand of producer Harry "Pop" Sherman...continued well into the '40s proved to be the most successful 'B' Westerns ever made...based on Clarence E. Mulford's stories, they strived in changing Cassidy's image, which was both original and influential...the hero, played by William Lawrence Boyd, was mature and generally rather inactive, and the plots also tended to inactivity until a sudden burst of climactic action in the last reel, usually a frantic chase backed by tension-building music.
In all, Boyd made sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy Westerns, early films included Uncle Ben and Windy Halliday, both played by veteran actor George "Gabby" Hayes...was a steady favorite as a hitchrack, was chosen five years in succession as one of the 10 best money-making Western sidekick stars...like most western comics, had his share of narrow escapes being thrown from his horse, burned by blanks...but that was all in a days work...his one-liners will never be forgotten..."You're dern tootin'"..."Never trust a female, they're pure poyzin"...or my all-time favorite ~ "Persnickgordy Women"...this crusty old-timer stole many a scene from John Wayne, Randolph Scott and yes even William Boyd.
"Hills of Old Wyoming", features Stephen Morris (Morris Ankrum) using both names on the screen, as the "western heavy", came to Hollywood and Westerns directly from supporting Orson Welles on Broadway, Sherman and Boyd must have seen the evil this actor could portray, as he appeared in several "Hoppy films"...another pick for "Pop" Sherman was a new sidekick for the Cassidy films...a newcomer Lucky Jenkins, played by Russell Hayden had his job cut out for him, with Boyd (as the hero) and Hayes (for comedy), left the field of romance and action wide open, Hayden filled those "boots" perfectly.
"North of the Rio Grande", Morris Ankrum again, with a young Lee J. Cobb as one of the good guys...as the Bar-20 gang strive to derail the plans of evil, so that good and right can prevail...this was the formula that director Nate Watt used in all the "Hop-A-Long Cassidy" films, and it worked!
Total Time: 79 Mins (Hills of Old Wyoming-1937)
Total Time: 71 Mins (North of the Rio Grande-1937)
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon October 15, 2001
William Lawrence Boyd, better known as Hop-A-Long Cassidy never wears any outfit except his charactertistic black shirt, trousers, boots and Stetson...Hoppy rode, fought and grinned his way into our hearts on the silver screen, and then into our living rooms on the small tube.
Hoppy and his trail buddies ~ Johnny Nelson (Jimmy Ellison) always hot tempered and ready for action before it gets here...Windy Halliday (George "Gabby" Hayes), with "Those Persnickordy Women"...and "Women are Pure Poyzen"...my favorite saying has to be "You're Dern Tootin'", Hayes was the comedy sidekick who always knew the answer before the question, taught Hoppy everything from gunplay to hardriding, many times stole scenes right from under the entire cast.
Always filmed in the natural setting of Lone Pine, California that was a plus for westerns at that time...Boyd became very skilled as a horsemen, his acting and eye contact was never surpassed when coming across clues or realizing the guilty party...this was due to his days on the silent screen.
This had to be the best western series around during the '30s, strong performances by Boyd, Hayes and Ellison...with producer Harry "Pop" Sherman at the helm, behind the scenes with quality the uppermost in mind for Paramount Pictures...the Bar-20 gang with Windy Halliday (George "Gabby" Hayes) backing Hoppy's play whenever trouble enters the picture...when good guys wore black, rode a white horse and assured all his fans ~ HOPPY IS HERE TO STAY!
Total Time: 76 Mins (Trail Dust-1936)
Total Time: 82 Mins (Borderland-1937)
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon October 22, 2001
William Lawrence Boyd, known as Hop-A-Long Cassidy never wears any outfit except his charactertistic black shirt, trousers, boots and Stetson...Hoppy rode, grinned and fought his way into our hearts on the silver screen and then right into our living rooms with a new inventions called...Television!
"Trail Dust", Hoppy and the Bar-20 outfit (Johnny Nelson & Windy Halliday) want to combine herds to feed a starving country...but rustlers and greedy cowhands try to steal and give the Bar-20 a run for their money...but who should your money be on to see who comes out on top, never fear Hoppy's here.
"Borderland", this time Cassidy goes undercover to catch a bandit known as "The Fox", plenty of action and hard-riding ahead for Hoppy and his faithful steed Topper!
Outstanding direction by Nate Watt...and as always George "Gabby" Hayes (Windy Halliday), backing Hoppy's play whenever trouble enters the picture...it's plain to see...Hoppy Is Here To Stay!
Total Time: 76 Mins (Trail Dust-1936)
Total Time: 82 Mins (Borderland-1937)
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on January 4, 2003
I have some of the other Hoppy dvd's and I enjoy them. If this is any like the others I'm sure you will enjoy them As Well........
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on July 26, 2014
Good quality, excellent service.
Been looking for these dvd's for sometime.
I now have all of the movies & TV shows.
Very pleased.
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on April 13, 2015
J'ai deux films qui sont contaminer, c'est mon lecteur de DVD qui m'affiche ce message.
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on October 5, 2014
Fabulous!!
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