Hop-Along Cassidy

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Hop-Along Cassidy
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Directed by Howard Bretherton
Produced by Harry Sherman
Written by Doris Schroeder (writer)
Clarence E. Mulford (novel)
Starring William Boyd
James Ellison
Cinematography Archie Stout
Edited by Edward Schroeder
Distributed by Paramount
Release date
  • August 25, 1935 (1935-08-25)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.



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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