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(From Old Corral image collection)

Above and below: same scene in a publicity still and lobby card showing one of the great Hoppy teams --- from L-to-R are Andy Clyde, Boyd, and Russell Hayden.  Hayden replaced Ellison and his role was that of 'Lucky Jenkins'.  THREE MEN FROM TEXAS (1940) was the first Hoppy film with Andy Clyde as 'California Carlson'.


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(From Old Corral image collection)

Above, the members of the original Hoppy team --- from L-to-R are James Ellison, George Hayes and Boyd.  Ellison's role was that of 'Johnny Nelson' and Hayes played 'Windy Halliday'.  Note that Boyd is wearing a more traditional gunbelt in this publicity photo, and not his later 'Hoppy gunbelt'.


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Above is Rand Brooks, one of the later saddle pals to Hoppy.  Brooks did a lot of film and TV work, including a bit in GONE WITH THE WIND (MGM, 1939) and a recurring role on TV's THE ADVENTURES OF RIN TIN TIN.




(Courtesy of Tom Bupp)

Above - Boyd and youngster Sonny Bupp in a quieter moment during RENEGADE TRAIL (Paramount, 1939).


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Above, Boyd and Russell Hayden. I wish this lobby card was in color - it's a B&W re-release card from IN OLD MEXICO (Paramount, 1938). The gal lead in this film was Jan (Jane) Clayton (of LASSIE TV show fame) and she and Russell Hayden married in 1938 and divorced in 1943.


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From L-to-R in a scene from BAR 20 (UA, 1943) are: Dustine Farnum, Betty Blythe, William Boyd, Andy Clyde and a young Robert Mitchum.  Prior to his success as a leading man, Mitchum played bits and supporting roles in westerns during the early and mid 1940s.  He appeared in about a half dozen of the Cassidy films, circa 1943-1944.  Dustine Farnum (Dustine with an e at the end) was the daughter of Dustin Farnum.  (Thanks to Nelson MacDonald for help in IDing the film title and the two actresses in this still.)


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Notice anything strange about this blue duotone re-release lobby card for the Hopalong Cassidy adventure FALSE COLORS (United Artists, 1943)? Unsure when this Masterpiece re-issue came out, but it was probably early 1950s. Look who gets top billing as the star. In this film, Robert Mitchum (along with Roy Barcroft, others) are gang members reporting to Douglass Dumbrille. In the center of this lobby card are Andy Clyde and Jimmy Rogers overseeing William 'Hoppy' Boyd who is holding on to Tom Seidel (who has a dual role).


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In some of the later films, Boyd changed his range costume to a light hat and outfit as shown above in this scene from FALSE PARADISE (UA, 1948).



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