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Borderland (1937)

Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »

Director:

Nate Watt

Writers:

Harrison Jacobs (screenplay), Harrison Jacobs (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
James Ellison ... Johnny Nelson
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy Haliday (as George Hayes)
Morris Ankrum ... Loco (as Stephen Morris)
John Beach John Beach ... Ranger Bailey
Nora Lane ... Grace Rand
Charlene Wyatt ... Molly Rand
Trevor Bardette ... Colonel Gonzales
Earle Hodgins ... Major Stafford (as Earl Hodgins)
Al Bridge ... Dandy Morgan - Henchman
George Chesebro ... Tom Parker - Henchman (as George Chesboro)
John St. Polis ... The Doctor
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Storyline

Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, deflects suspicion from himself by pretending to be a moron. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Texas Rangers Hunt Hopalong Cassidy! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mellem vestens banditter 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 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. In the case of this particular title, nearly 30 minutes of missing footage were restored, but the title credits from the 1946 Screen Guild re-release were used, so it bears a misleading MCMXLVI (1946) copyright statement. See more »

Quotes

Col. Gonzales: Mr. Cassidy, you have a reputation of being decent, upright, and on the square.
Hopalong Cassidy: Well, I'm glad folks feel that way about me.
Col. Gonzales: But as such a man, you can be of no use to us.
Maj. Stafford: Hoppy, I'm going to ask you to do the biggest thing you've ever done in your life. Now, you can take it or leave it. I know how much your reputation means to you, but I'm asking you to throw it away. I'm asking you to make yourself despised, hated by everybody, even your best friends.
Hopalong Cassidy: You're asking quite a lot, ain't ya?
Maj. Stafford: I ...
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Follows Trail Dust (1936) See more »

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A very different Hoppy movie.
30 August 1999 | by jeeves-7See all my reviews

Unlike most Hopalong Cassidy movies, Borderland shows how well William Boyd can act. The same also goes for Gabby Hayes. In the movie, Hoppy attempts to infiltrate a gang of cattle rustlers whose leader, Fox (appropriately named), has been able to escape detection or capture. Hoppy has been "hired" by the Texas Rangers to track down this gang and its leader. In order to make himself credible to the gang, Hoppy acts and behaves as miserably as he can. Even with close friends such as Jimmy Ellison and Gabby Hayes, he appears very crusty and obnoxious, all in an attempt to appear convincing to the local townsfolk, some of whom are members of the Fox gang. Even with a very friendly woman and her young daughter, Hoppy is quite miserable. What is interesting about the movie is how close Boyd comes to destroying a very popular figure during the 1930s. One can imagine tears flowing from the young audiences of that day because of the reaction of the main characters to Hoppy's demeanor as well as being shocked at the contrast in character to the one William Boyd had cultivated over the years. Another interesting sidelite to viewers, but probably unnoticed by the moviegowers of the day is the leg brace worn by the little girl in the movie. No mention of her handicap is mentioned in the movie, so I concluded that the girl had had polio, a common affliction at that time.

If you want to see a completly different Hopalong Cassidy movie, check this one out.


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