Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Bar 20 Rides Again was the 3rd of William Boyd's Hopalong Cassidy flicks. As with most early entries in the Cassidy series, the film is longer than usual, with emphasis on dialogue and situation for the first 2/3 of the picture. This time, Hoppy runs up against cattle rustlers, headed by Harry Worth, a land baron with a Napoleonic complex. Had the film been made a few years later, Worth would have been depicted a sagebrush Hitler. The slowness of early reels is compensated for with a thrilling "race to the rescue" climax. Boyd's sidekicks in Bar 20 Rides Again are George Hayes (not yet "Gabby", but "Windy") and Jimmy Ellison; leading lady Jean Rouverol later became a prolific writer of children's books.
bad-guy, cattle, cowboy, empire, gangster, good-guy, lawyer, outlaw [Western], rustler, trapped