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Trail Dust (1936)

Hoppy, Johnny and Windy are fighting a malicious gang trying to stop a cattle drive from reaching a drought-stricken North.

Director:

Nate Watt

Writers:

Clarence E. Mulford (novel), Al Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
James Ellison ... Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy (as George Hayes)
Morris Ankrum ... Tex Anderson (as Stephen Morris)
Gwynne Shipman Gwynne Shipman ... Beth Clark
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Cowhand Lanky
Dick Dickson Dick Dickson ... Waggoner
Earl Askam Earl Askam ... Red
Al Bridge ... Tom Babson
John Beach John Beach ... Hank
Ted Adams ... Joe Wilson
T.J. Halligan T.J. Halligan ... Skinny (as Tom Halligan)
Dan Wolheim ... Henchman Borden (as Don Wolkeim)
Harold Daniels Harold Daniels ... Lewis
Emmett Daly Emmett Daly ... George (as Emmet Daly)
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Storyline

When Hoppy agrees to lead a large cattle drive north he runs into lots of trouble. First Anderson and Wilson join the drive to do what damage they can. Then Lewis and his men posing as Tail officials try to cut out part of the herd. When Hoppy sees through this ruse, they rustle some cattle and burn the camp. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

"NEW HOPALONG CASSIDY ADVENTURES FROM MULFORD'S BEST-SELLING NOVEL" (original one-sheet poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

Open | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'agguato 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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Trivia

This film received its initial Los Angeles telecast Saturday 21 August 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5); it first aired in Atlanta Saturday 16 April 1949 on WSB (Channel 8). See more »

Quotes

Hopalong Cassidy: Windy, get a rope.
[to Tex]
Hopalong Cassidy: Get over in the wagon.
Tex Anderson: What are you gonna do?
Windy: There are only three things you can do wth a rope. And you ain't gonna smoke it.
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Connections

Follows Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Wide Open Spaces
Music and Lyrics by Harry Tobias and Jack Stern
Played on guitar and sung by James Ellison and the cowboys
Reprised as backround at the end
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Among the best of the sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy westerns.
17 March 2001 | by louisgodenaSee all my reviews

"Trail Dust" is a pleasing example of how a simple "formula" western can, with a bit of imagination and a good cast, can be turned into a first-rate adventure. Hopalong Cassidy, together with his usual sidekicks Windy and Johnny Nelson, volunteer to sell their herd at a reasonable price during a food shortage. This does not set well with some greedy cattlemen (led by Morris Ankrum, who was to become a familiar staple in later Hopalong adventures, usually as an unctuous villain). The bad guys set out to sabotage the cattle drive at every turn, and the action scenes are vintage Hopalong Cassidy. There are some pleasant diversions along the way - including an understated Beth Clark - and the climatic denouement seems a natural to the scenes which precede it. There is a little singing along the way, but - as in most of the early Cassidy movies - the music is pleasant, authentic to its genre, and does not interfere with the plot or action. Also, Trail Dust contains some good scenes of cattle-droving, using some real-life cowboys. Quite Enjoyable.


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