Hopalong Cassidy - Pride of the West (1938)
Piles of US $20 gold pieces
Hopalong Cassidy ('Hoppy') was one of the great Western film heros of the 1930's and 1940's.
He was played by William Boyd, a silent film actor born in 1895.
becoming a larger celebrity than he had ever been as a film actor.
Hoppy has two partners in this film, Windy Halliday is the romantic cowboy and
Lucky Jenkins is the comic cowboy.
mountains, and the filming location for hundreds of movies, mostly Westerns.
2. Filming location card
The card reads:
"Photographed near Lone Pine California in the shadow of majestic Mt. Whitney".
It is the state's highest mountain at 14,495' elevation.
3. Lucky and Windy report the robbery
Windy and Lucky report the robbery to the sheriff, who has a daughter Mary and a small son.
4. Mary explains the situation to Hoppy
A landowner named Nixon is trying to buy out the local ranchers, and he becomes a suspect
as the money was meant for a bank to loan to the ranchers.
5. Hoppy meets Nixon
Hoppy's expression says it all.
6. Hoppy riding through the rocks
Hoppy rides by a large rock in the Alabama Hills.
7. Posse riding
A posse rides in front of Mt. Williamson, California's second-highest mountain at 14,375' elevation.
8. Nixon's gang at the sheriff's office
The money, $30,000 in gold, was found and brought to the sheriff's office.
9. Windy and Lucky counting the money
These are obvious prop coins or possibly game or poker chips.
10. Mary puts Hoppy's guns into his holsters
Hoppy provides evidence against Nixon and his gang, and the sheriff tricks the gang into a cell.
11. Nixon and his gang behind bars
Having solved the problems, Hoppy departs.
12. Hoppy rides off alone
William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy
George 'Gabby' Hayes as Windy Halliday
Russell Hayden as Lucky Jenkins
Charlotte Field as Mary Martin
James Craig as Nixon
Writers: Clarence E. Mulford and Natt Watt