GenreWestern Story byClarence E. Mulford LanguageEnglish
WriterDoris Schroeder, Clarence E. Mulford Release dateAugust 25, 1935 (1935-08-25) CastWilliam Boyd (Bill 'Hop-Along' Cassidy), James Ellison (Johnny Nelson (as Jimmy Ellison)), Paula Stone (Mary Meeker), George 'Gabby' Hayes (Uncle Ben (as George Hayes)), Kenneth Thomson (Jack Anthony), Frank McGlynn Jr. (Red Connors) Similar moviesRiders of the Deadline, Lumberjack, False Colors, Lost Canyon, In Old Mexico, Stick To Your Guns
TaglineTough luck for cattle rustling hombres when these three broncho busting buckaroos get after them...a yarn with a kick like a loco steer...
Hop along cassidy 1935
Hop-Along Cassidy is a 1935 American western film, featuring the character Hop-Along Cassidy created by writer Clarence E. Mulford. This is the first of 66 Hopalong Cassidy films produced between 1935 and 1948 and all starring William Boyd in the title role. William Boyd was originally offered the role of Buck Peters, the ranch foreman, but decided to take the role of Hop-Along instead.
A ranch foreman tries to start a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other whilst helping a gang rustle their cattle. Each of the cattlemen blames the other for stealing their cattle. Hop-Along Cassidy, played by William Boyd, having been shot in an earlier gunfight, (which results in his trademark hop), uses an altered cowhide brand to discover the real rustlers. The cattlemen join forces with Hop-Along to bring the rustlers to justice.
William Boyd - Bill "Hop-Along" Cassidy
James Ellison - Johnny Nelson
Paula Stone - Mary Meeker
George Hayes - Uncle Ben
Kenneth Thomson - "Pecos" Jack Anthony
Frank McGlynn Jr. - Red Connors
Charles Middleton - Buck Peters
Robert Warwick - Jim Meeker
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: