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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.

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Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)
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Windy (as George Hayes)
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Tex Anderson (as Stephen Morris)
Gwynne Shipman ...
Beth Clark
Britt Wood ...
Cowhand Lanky
Dick Dickson ...
Waggoner
Earl Askam ...
Red
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Tom Babson
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Hank
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T.J. Halligan ...
Skinny (as Tom Halligan)
Dan Wolheim ...
Borden (as Tom Wolkeim)
Harold Daniels ...
Lewis
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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Hopalong Cassidy leads his daring men in a spectacular cattle drive to rescue the drought-famished plains country (original poster) See more »

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Adventure | Western

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Open | See all certifications »
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11 December 1936 (USA)  »

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L'agguato  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial Los Angeles telecast Saturday 21 August 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

Waggoner: What're you aiming to do?
Hopalong Cassidy: Shoot the next man that opens his mouth.
Waggoner: Why, if you think- -
[Hopalong shoots Waggoner in the arm]
Windy: Maybe somebody else would like to say something.
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Connections

Followed by Sunset Trail (1938) 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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pretty mediocre
11 July 2014 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

It's almost as though the other reviewers here were reviewing another movie than the one I saw. It was decent, and perhaps pretty good for the time it was made (1936), but I found it pretty creaky, mediocre, almost juvenile with all the Windy-Johnny banter.

For me, one sign of a weak adventure movie is seeing the hero easily start a brush fire to deter the bad guys, here the bad guy's herd of cattle.

Another thing that threw me was that Hoppy suddenly is convinced to organize a cattle drive to deliver cheap food to a hungry town. I couldn't understand why it would make any difference as to whose herd reached that town first -- benevolent Hoppy's herd (which would be sold by Hoppy for a fair low price) or a greedy bad guy's rival herd (who would charge a lot for his cattle). What was the rush? Why should a day or two matter? Hoppy could have easily sent a horseback rider to the town, telling the townspeople to wait for Hoppy's inexpensive cattle.


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