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(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - a lobby card from NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE (Paramount, 1937).




(Courtesy of Les Adams)

From left to right are Andy Clyde, Chief Thunder Cloud (Victor Daniels), William Boyd, Henry Hall, Eleanor Stewart and Russell Hayden in a still from the Hopalong Cassidy oater PIRATES ON HORSEBACK (Paramount, 1941).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are George Hayes and William Boyd (as Hopalong Cassidy) in a crop from a lobby card from BAR 20 JUSTICE (Paramount, 1938).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Andy Clyde, Boyd, Rand Brooks and Robert Emmett Keane in FOOL'S GOLD (UA, 1946).



 

 Hopalong Cassidy Filmography
66 films from 1935-1948, all starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy
     Blue = Russell Hayden as 'Lucky Jenkins'
     Red = Jimmy Ellison as 'Johnny Nelson'
     Purple = George Hayes as 'Windy Halliday'
     Green = Andy Clyde as 'California Carlson'
Special thanks to Les Adams for providing this filmography


Release
Date
Title Company Director Sidekick
Young
Sidekick
Old Timer
Leading Lady
7/30/35 HOP-A-LONG CASSIDY Paramount Howard Bretherton Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes footnote 1 below Paula Stone
10/10/35 EAGLE'S BROOD, THE Paramount Howard Bretherton Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes footnote 2 below Joan Woodbury & Dorothy Revier
11/20/35 BAR 20 RIDES AGAIN Paramount Howard Bretherton Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes (Windy) Jean Rouveral
3/6/36 CALL OF THE PRAIRIE Paramount Howard Bretherton Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes footnote 3 below Muriel Evans
4/14/36 THREE ON THE TRAIL Paramount Howard Bretherton Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Muriel Evans
7/24/36 HEART OF THE WEST Paramount Howard Bretherton Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Lynn Gabriel
10/12/36 HOPALONG CASSIDY RETURNS Paramount Nate Watt William Janney (Buddy Cassidy) George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Evelyn Brent & Gail Sheridan
12/19/36 TRAIL DUST Paramount Nate Watt Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Gwynne Shipman
2/26/37 BORDERLAND Paramount Nate Watt Jimmy Ellison (Johnny Nelson) George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Nora Lane
4/16/37 HILLS OF OLD WYOMING Paramount Nate Watt Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Gail Sheridan
6/28/37 NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE Paramount Nate Watt Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Bernadene Hayes & Lorraine Randall (Hayes)
7/23/37 RUSTLER'S VALLEY Paramount Nate Watt Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Muriel Evans
9/30/37 HOPALONG RIDES AGAIN Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Lois Wilde
11/26/37 TEXAS TRAIL Paramount David Selman Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Judith Allen
1/14/38 PARTNERS OF THE PLAINS Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Harvey Clark (Baldy Morton) Gwen Gaze
2/25/38 CASSIDY OF BAR 20 Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Frank Darien (Pappy) Nora Lane
4/22/38 HEART OF ARIZONA Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Natalie Moorhead
6/24/38 BAR 20 JUSTICE Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Gwen Gaze
7/8/38 PRIDE OF THE WEST Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Charlotte Field
9/9/38 IN OLD MEXICO Paramount Edward D. Venturini Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Jane (Jan) Clayton
12/16/38 FRONTIERSMEN, THE Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Evelyn Venable
2/24/39 SUNSET TRAIL Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Charlotte Wynters & Jane (Jan) Clayton
3/31/39 SILVER ON THE SAGE Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Ruth Rogers
7/25/39 RENEGADE TRAIL Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)George Hayes (Windy Halliday) Charlotte Wynters
9/8/39 RANGE WAR Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Britt Wood (Speedy McGinnis) Betty Moran
11/3/39 LAW OF THE PAMPAS Paramount Nate Watt Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)N/A Steffi Duna
1/26/40 SANTA FE MARSHAL Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Britt Wood (Axel) Bernadine Hayes
3/8/40 SHOWDOWN, THE Paramount Howard Bretherton Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Britt Wood (Speedy) Jane (Jan) Clayton
6/7/40 HIDDEN GOLD Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Britt Wood (Speedy) Ruth Rogers
7/13/40 STAGECOACH WAR Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Britt Wood (Speedy) Julie Carter
11/15/40 THREE MEN FROM TEXAS Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Andy Clyde (California Jack Carlson) Esther Estrella
1/10/41 DOOMED CARAVAN Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Georgia Hawkins
3/14/41 IN OLD COLORADO Paramount Howard Bretherton Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Margaret Hayes
4/18/41 BORDER VIGILANTES Paramount Derwin Abrahams Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Frances Gifford
5/23/41 PIRATES ON HORSEBACK Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Eleanor Stewart
8/8/41 WIDE OPEN TOWN Paramount Lesley Selander Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins)Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Evelyn Brent & Bernice Kay (Cara Williams)
9/17/41 RIDERS OF THE TIMBERLINE Paramount Lesley Selander Brad King (Johnny Nelson) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Eleanor Stewart
9/27/41 STICK TO YOUR GUNS Paramount Lesley Selander Brad King (Johnny Nelson) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Jacqueline (Jennifer) Holt
9/29/41 TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL Paramount Howard Bretherton Brad King (Johnny Nelson) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Wanda McKay
11/1/41 OUTLAWS OF THE DESERT Paramount Howard Bretherton Brad King (Johnny Nelson) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Jean Phillips
11/13/41 SECRET OF THE WASTELANDS Paramount Derwin Abrahams Brad King (Johnny Nelson) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Barbara Britton
10/23/42 UNDERCOVER MAN United Artists Lesley Selander Jay Kirby (Breezy Travers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Nora Lane & Esther Estrella
10/26/42 LEATHER BURNERS, THE United Artists Joseph A. Henabery Jay Kirby (Johnny Travers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Shelly Spencer
12/18/42 LOST CANYON United Artists Lesley Selander Jay Kirby (Johnny Travers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Lola Lane
3/12/43 HOPPY SERVES A WRIT United Artists George Archainbaud Jay Kirby (Johnny Travers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Jan Christy
4/2/43 BORDER PATROL United Artists Lesley Selander Jay Kirby (Johnny Travers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Claudia Drake
6/18/43 COLT COMRADES United Artists Lesley Selander Jay Kirby (Johnny Travers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Gayle Lord (Lois Sherman)
10/1/43 BAR 20 United Artists Lesley Selander George Reeves (Lin Bradley) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Dustine Farnum
11/5/43 FALSE COLORS United Artists George Archainbaud Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy Rogers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Claudia Drake
12/3/43 RIDERS OF THE DEADLINE United Artists Lesley Selander Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy Rogers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Frances Woodward
2/8/44 TEXAS MASQUERADE United Artists George Archainbaud Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy Rogers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Mady Correll
4/28/44 LUMBERJACK United Artists Lesley Selander Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy Rogers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Ellen Hall
5/31/44 MYSTERY MAN United Artists George Archainbaud Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy Rogers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Eleanor Stewart
6/23/44 FORTY THIEVES United Artists George Archainbaud Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy Rogers) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Louise Currie
10/9/46 FOOL'S GOLD United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Jane Randolph
11/15/46 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, THE United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Elaine Riley
3/28/47 UNEXPECTED GUEST United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Patricia Tate
5/23/47 DANGEROUS VENTURE United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Betty Alexander
7/1/47 MARAUDERS, THE United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Dorinda Clifton
7/18/47 HOPPY'S HOLIDAY United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Mary Ware
3/19/48 SILENT CONFLICT United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Virginia Belmont
4/30/48 DEAD DON'T DREAM, THE United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Mary Tucker
6/11/48 SINISTER JOURNEY United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Elaine Riley
7/1/48 BORROWED TROUBLE United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Anne O'Neill
9/10/48 FALSE PARADISE United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Elaine Riley
10/8/48 STRANGE GAMBLE United Artists George Archainbaud Rand Brooks (Lucky Jenkins) Andy Clyde (California Carlson) Elaine Riley

Filmography footnotes and comments:


Who Played Whom in the Hoppy Films???

James Ellison portrayed Johnny Nelson
Brad King portrayed Johnny Nelson
George Hayes portrayed Windy Halliday
Russell Hayden portrayed Lucky Jenkins
Rand Brooks portrayed Lucky Jenkins
Britt Wood portrayed Speedy McGinnis
William Janney portrayed Buddy Cassidy (Hoppy's brother)
Andy Clyde portrayed California Carlson
Jay Kirby portrayed Johnny Travers
George 'Superman' Reeves portrayed Lin Bradley
Jimmy Rogers portrayed Jimmy Rogers
Frank McGlynn, Jr. portrayed Red Connors (in the films)
Edgar Buchanan portrayed Red Connors (on the TV show)


Prolific Performers Who Were NOT In The Hoppy Films

Les Adams did an interesting run on his film and performer databases. Les writes:

"I remembered that Charlie King's half-zillion films didn't include any Hopalong Cassidy entries. Got to wondering if any of the other players who were in over two hundred westerns also didn't work in the Hoppy's.

So I ran a search on the 66 Hoppy films, and found that among the 471 different players I have credited in that series, Budd Buster, Edmund Cobb and Jack Ingram (200+ club) joined King among the missing. Bud Osborne only had one.

Those five performers did 1300+ western roles among them and only had one Cassidy film appearance."



The 104 Hoppy Radio Programs

Special thanks to Martin Grams, Jr. for the following info on the Hopalong Cassidy radio series. Martin is the author of several books including one on Radio/TV's HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL.

The name 'Hopalong Cassidy' was familiar in every American home during the forties and fifties. The hero in black rode across the plains - with his horse Topper and his sidekick California Carlson - in a fight for law and order, whenever bad guys needed a lesson taught. Syndicated by Commodore Productions and Artists, Inc., this radio program was broadcast for a total of one-hundred and four episodes. Hopalong Cassidy made his first radio appearance on the Forecast series in 1941, in an attempt to adapt the popular movie western to radio. The audition show never made it to a regular prime-time run, and the idea was scrapped. Later, in 1948, Commodore began transcribing radio dramas using William Boyd in the lead role of Hopalong.

The role of California Carlson was played by Andy Clyde for the first twelve episodes, as well as episodes 14 - 20, 22 23, 25, 26, and 53 to 104. Joe DuVal acted out the role of California for episodes 28 - 35 and 37 - 52. Hopalong Cassidy did not have a sidekick for episodes 13, 21, 24, 27 and 36.

Scripts were written by Buckley Angel, Dean Owen, Robert T. Smith, Howard Swart, Wayne Yarnell, Harold Swanton, John Barkley, and numerous others. Episode twenty-five was based on the Hopalong Cassidy motion picture SILENT CONFLICT (1948). Episode three was based on THE MARAUDERS (1947), episode twenty-nine from BORROWED TROUBLE (1948), and episode thirty-nine from SINISTER JOURNEY (1948). Albert Glasser supplied the music.

The list of broadcasts below show two sets of dates. The first date is the date of transcription (the recording date) and the second date is the actual broadcast date over the Mutual Broadcasting Network. They were not broadcast in the same order as they were recorded. Because the series was syndicated, the dates may have varied across the country, and some stations may have even added sponsor breaks, such as General Foods for the first nine months of 1950, and Cella Vineyards in a short run of repeats over CBS' Mountain States network. First broadcast over Mutual as a Sunday afternoon feature at 4 pm, EST, the program went to CBS 8:30 pm as of September 30, 1950.

Audition Program: Forecast Series 'Hopalong Cassidy' (8/11/41)
1. 'Dead Man's Hand' (5/11/48; 1/1/50)
2. 'The Rainmaker of Eagle Nest Mountain' (1/1/48; 1/8/50)
3. 'The Coltsville Territory' (2/4/48; 1/15/50)
4. 'Mystery of Skull Valley' (8/4/48; 1/22/50)
5. 'The Renegades of the San Rafael' (8/9/48; 1/29/50)
6. 'The Phantom Bandido' (8/10/48; 2/5/50)
7. 'Murder on the Trial' (8/16/48; 2/12/50)
8. 'Hoppy Takes a Chance' (8/17/48; 2/19/50)
9. 'Voice of the Dead' (8/24/48; 2/26/50)
10. 'Ten Strike Gold' (8/27/48; 3/5/50)
11. 'Red Cloud Mesa' (8/31/48; 3/12/50) w/Frank Lovejoy
12. 'The Empty Saddle' (9/7/48; 3/19/50)
13. 'The Failure' (9/10/48; 3/26/50)
14. 'The Bandits of Ridge Creek' (9/28/48; 4/2/50)
15. 'Killers of Sandy Gulch' (10/4/48; 4/9/50)
16. 'Red Death' (10/5/48; 4/16/50)
17. 'Coyote's Creed' (10/11/48; 4/23/50)
18. 'Bullets for Ballots' (10/11/48; 4/30/50)
19. 'The Green Valley Payoff' (10/18/48; 5/7/50)
20. 'The Man Who Made Willy Whirl' (10/26/48; 5/14/50)
21. 'Range War' (11/1/48; 5/21/50)
22. 'Letter from the Grave' (11/15/48; 5/28/50)
23. 'Death Paints a Picture' (11/16/48; 6/4/50)
24. 'Border to Nowhere' (11/22/48; 6/11/50)
25. 'The Medicine Man' (11/30/48; 6/18/50) w/Frank Lovejoy
26. 'The Flying Outlaw' (12/10/48; 6/25/50)
27. 'The Sundown Kid' (1/25/49; 7/2/50)
28. 'Hoppy Sees Red' (1/31/49; 7/9/50)
29. 'Hoppy and the Schoolmarm' (2/1/49; 7/16/50)
30. 'The King of Cinnabar' (2/3/49; 7/23/50) w/Howard McNear
31. 'The Shell Game' (2/7/49; 7/30/50) w/Joseph Kearns
32. 'Blood Money' (2/8/49; 8/6/50)
33. 'The Disappearing Deputy' (2/14/49; 8/13/50)
34. 'The Whistling Ghosts' (2/15/49; 8/20/50)
35. 'An Old Spanish Custom' (3/21/49; 8/27/50) w/Joseph Kearns
36. 'The Secret of Martin Doon' (3/22/49; 9/3/50)
37. 'Four to Go' (3/23/49; 9/10/50)
38. 'The Red Terror' (3/28/49; 9/17/50)
39. 'Hoppy and the Iron Horse' (3/29/49; 9/24/50)
40. 'Gunsmoke Rides the Stagecoach Trail' (4/9/49; 9/30/50)
41. 'Tinker's Dam' (4/5/49; 10/7/50) w/Howard McNear
42. 'Hoppy Settles a Debt' (4/11/49; 10/14/50)
43. 'Hoppy Turns on the Heat' (4/12/49; 10/21/50)
44. 'Death Runs Dry' 94/18/49; 10/28/50)
45. 'Melody of Murder' (4/19/49; 11/4/50) w/Cliff Arquette and Dody Goodman
46. 'The King of Spades' (4/25/49; 11/11/50)
47. 'Hoppy Takes the Bull by the Horns' (5/2/49; 11/18/50)
48. 'Dead or Alive' (5/9/49; 11/25/50)
49. 'Mystery at Three Oaks' (5/16/49; 12/2/50)
50. 'The Plague of Parson's Folly' (5/24/49; 12/9/50)
51. 'Mystery at the Diamond Z' (5/30/49; 12/16/50)
52. 'The Golden Lure' (6/6/49; 12/30/50)
53. 'The Case of the Last Word' (2/6/50; 1/6/51)
54. 'Bad Medicine at Rimrock' (2/8/50; 1/13/51)
55. 'The Frightened Town' (2/13/50; 1/20/51)
56. 'The Killer in Black' (2/15/50; 1/27/51)
57. 'Coming Attraction: Murder' (2/20/50; 2/3/51)
58. 'Wet Beef and Dry Bones' (2/22/50; 2/10/51)
59. 'Black Grass Fever' (2/27/50; 2/17/51)
60. 'The Cold Country' (2/28/50; 2/24/51)
61. 'Buckshot Badman' (3/6/50; 3/3/51)
62. 'The Boss of Vinegar Bend' (3/8/50; 3/10/51)
63. 'Land of the Gunhawks' (3/13/50; 3/17/51)
64. 'The Devil's Drum' (3/15/50; 3/24/51)
65. 'Hoppy Elects a Sheriff' (3/20/50; 3/31/51)
66. 'Peril at Pier 19' (3/21/50; 4/7/51)
67. 'Death Crosses the River' (3/27/50; 4/14/51)
68. 'Stagecoach West' (3/29/50; 4/21/51) w/Barton Yarborough
69. 'The Unwilling Otulaw' (4/5/50; 4/28/51)
70. 'Kidnapper's Trail' (4/3/50; 5/5/51)
71. 'Bandit at Blackton Bend' (9/19/50; 5/12/51)
72. 'Hook, Line and Murder' (9/20/50; 5/19/51)
73. 'The Phantom Panther' (9/22/50; 5/26/51)
74. 'Hoppy Plays a Hunch' (9/25/50; 6/2/51)
75. 'A Jailor Named Satan' (9/27/50; 6/9/51)
76. 'The Man in the Yellow Mask' (9/29/50; 6/16/51)
77. 'Run, Sheep, Run' (10/2/50; 6/23/51)
78. 'Hoppy Meets his Match' (10/4/50; 6/30/51)
79. 'Apaches Don't Need Guns' (10/6/50; 9/22/51)
80. 'A Shot in the Dark' (10/9/50; 9/29/51)
81. 'Gunhawk Convention' (10/11/50; 10/6/51)
82. 'Gunfighter in Short Pants' (10/13/50; 10/13/51)
83. 'The Songbird of Santa Fe' (12/12/50; 10/20/51)
84. 'Bayou Drums Mean Death' (12/13/50; 10/27/51)
85. 'Cleanup of Caribou Mesa' (8/8/51; 11/3/51)
86. 'Six Little Men Who Were There' (12/20/50; 11/10/51) w/Barton Yarborough
87. 'Junior Badman' (2/28/51; 11/17/51)
88. 'The Devil and El Diablo' (2/26/51; 11/24/51)
89. 'Lawyer of Laredo' (3/2/51; 12/1/51)
90. 'The Secret in the Hills' (3/5/51; 12/8/51)
91. 'Memory of Mace Melot' (3/7/51; 12/15/51)
92. 'Spider Woman' (3/9/51; 12/22/51)
93. 'Killers of Lion Canyon' (3/12/51; 12/29/51)
94. 'The Wastrels of Juarez' (3/14/51; 1/5/52)
95. 'Gambler's Luck' (3/19/51; 1/12/52)
96. 'Danger Wears Two Faces' (3/21/51; 1/19/52)
97. 'California or Bust' (3/23/51; 1/26/52)
98. 'Death Comes Invited' (3/26/51; 2/2/52)
99. 'Bullfight' (3/28/51; 2/9/52) w/Barton Yarborough
100. 'Women of Windy Ridge' (3/20/51; 2/16/52)
101. 'Right Rope, Wrong Neck' (4/2/51; 3/1/52)
102. 'Stampede at Semple Crossing' (4/4/51; 3/1/52)
103. 'Cowtown Troubleshooters' (8/10/51; 3/8/52)
104. 'The Santa Claus Rustlers' (12/7/50; 3/15/52)

Lastly, every episode of the series is known to exist. Quality varies depending on your source, but a collector with an extremely large collection will have almost every episode. I say almost because there are two episodes that are not out in circulation and are VERY hard to find --- Episode #46 and Episode #88.

Martin Grams, Jr.
November, 1999



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