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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 »

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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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CHARLENE WYATT, the waif of "Valiant is the Word for Carrie", the child Hopalong rescues! (original poster) See more »


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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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| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ninth of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Quotes

El Rio Bartender: Hey, Hoppy! Did you hear that? Somebody got Johnny Nelson and he's in a pretty bad way.
Hopalong Cassidy: Well, what am I supposed to do, bust out cryin'?
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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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