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Hopalong Cassidy - Pride of the West (1938)
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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.
 
Boyd bought the rights to his movies in 1948 and began showing them on television,
becoming a larger celebrity than he had ever been as a film actor.
 
The 1938 film "Pride of the West", shows piles of United States $20 gold coins being counted.
Hopalong Cassidy Pride West
1. Title
 
Hoppy has two partners in this film, Windy Halliday is the romantic cowboy and
Lucky Jenkins is the comic cowboy.
 
The film was made mostly in the Alabama Hills, a rocky area east of the California Sierra Nevada
mountains, and the filming location for hundreds of movies, mostly Westerns.
 
Hopalong Cassidy Pride West
2. Filming location card
 
The card reads:
"Photographed near Lone Pine California in the shadow of majestic Mt. Whitney".
 
Mt. Whitney is located in the California Sierra Nevada mountains.
It is the state's highest mountain at 14,495' elevation.
 
Windy and Lucky are driving a stagecoach which is robbed.
 
Hopalong Cassidy Pride West
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.
 
Mary goes to find Hoppy on his ranch and ask him for help.
 
Hopalong Cassidy Pride West
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.
 
Hoppy gets to meet Nixon, whose first name is never said.
 
Hopalong Cassidy Pride West
5. Hoppy meets Nixon
 
Hoppy's expression says it all.
 
There is some outdoor action to justify the filming near Lone Pine.
 
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6. Hoppy riding through the rocks
 
Hoppy rides by a large rock in the Alabama Hills.
 
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7. Posse riding
 
A posse rides in front of Mt. Williamson, California's second-highest mountain at 14,375' elevation.
 
Hoppy's two partners are mistakenly arrested and Nixon's gang shows up at the sheriff's office.
 
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8. Nixon's gang at the sheriff's office
 
The money, $30,000 in gold, was found and brought to the sheriff's office.
 
Windy and Lucky are tasked with counting the money which is in bags or stacked in piles.
 
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9. Windy and Lucky counting the money
 
These are obvious prop coins or possibly game or poker chips.
 
Mary knows that Hoppy is not a crook and she smuggles his guns to him.
 
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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.
 
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11. Nixon and his gang behind bars
 
Having solved the problems, Hoppy departs.
 
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12. Hoppy rides off alone
 
Cast:
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
 
Director: Lesley Selander
Writers: Clarence E. Mulford and Natt Watt
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