Range War (1939)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Release Date - Sep 8, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Range War was the 22nd entry in the durable "Hopalong Cassidy" western series. William Boyd and Russell Hayden return as Hoppy and Lucky, while Britt Wood handles the comic-sidekick duties normally assigned to Gabby Hayes. In this outing, land baron Buck Collins (Willard Robertson) receives advance word that the railroad plans to build in the territory. Realizing that the laying of rails will cut him out of the heavy tolls he's been charging those who ride through his spread, Collins begins cooking up methods to sabotage the railroad. But with Hoppy and Lucky slapping leather on behalf of the good guys, Collins is doomed from the start. Like most of the "Cassidy" entries of the 1930s, Range War is exceptionally well cast, with silent film star Matt Moore as railroad magnate Jim Marlow and Pedro de Cordoba as saintly Padre Jose, among many others.

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aristocracy, bad-guy, building, construction, cowboy, gangster, good-guy, herd [group], landowner, land-scheme, land-war, outlaw [Western], railroad, ranch, range-war, sidekick, underground [counterculture]