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Hop-Along Cassidy

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Hop-Along Cassidy
Directed byHoward Bretherton
Screenplay byDoris Schroeder
Harrison Jacobs
Based onHopalong Cassidy
1912 novel
by Clarence E. Mulford
Produced byHarry Sherman
StarringWilliam Boyd
James Ellison
CinematographyArchie Stout
Edited byEdward Schroeder
Music byHugo Friedhofer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 25, 1935 (1935-08-25)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

Hop-Along Cassidy (reissued as Hopalong Cassidy Enters) is a 1935 American Western film that features 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 he 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.



The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:


  1. ^ "AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-05.

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