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Pride of the West (1938)

Approved | | Western | 8 July 1938 (USA)
Caldwell and Nixon have their men rob the stage and then critcize the Sheriff for not catching the robbers. With her father the Sheriff under pressure, Mary sends for Hoppy who finds the ... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Nate Watt (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (characters)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Windy Haliday (as George Hayes)
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Earle Hodgins ... Sheriff Tom Martin
Charlotte Field Charlotte Field ... Mary Martin
Billy King Billy King ... Dick Martin
Kenneth Harlan ... Caldwell - Banker
Glenn Strange ... Saunders - Henchman
James Craig ... Nixon
Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell ... Detective
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Storyline

Caldwell and Nixon have their men rob the stage and then critcize the Sheriff for not catching the robbers. With her father the Sheriff under pressure, Mary sends for Hoppy who finds the stolen money and sets a trap to bring in the entire gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beneath Western Skies See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial television presentations took place in Los Angeles Saturday 13 November 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), and in Atlanta Saturday 20 November 1948 on WSB (Channel 8). It first aired in Boston Sunday 5 June 1949 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Connections

Follows Rustlers' Valley (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Wide Open Spaces
Music and lyrics by Harry Tobias and Jack Stern
Played on banjo and harmonica and sung by the cowboys
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Lively Hoppy Mix
22 September 2018 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Good scenic Hoppy. The middle part plays out mainly in town. The first and last, however, feature good hard riding among the rock spires and high Sierras of the Alabama Hills. The plot's fairly standard with a bad guy in town conspiring to prevent ranchers from paying their mortgages, which he'll then confiscate. It's a hardship that likely resonated with Depression era audiences. Good thing Hoppy, Windy (Hayes), and Lucky (Hayden) are there to help out. There's lots of shooting but hardly any falling; I guess some marksmanship lessons are needed. Catch the shoulder puffs on cutie Mary's dress that are big enough to swallow her arms. Too bad actress Field has only two credits; she was certainly talented enough to merit more. Anyhow, Hayes is a funny grouch, Hayden is a winning buddy , while Boyd is his usual entertaining hero. So fans like me should be happy.

(In passing-- the version I saw is clearly missing an opening sequence where Lucky gets wounded in a stage robbery. Apparently, when these features first appeared on TV, they were edited down to accommodate commercials, {IMDB}. Too bad. Hope yours is a complete version.)


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