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Call of the Prairie



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1hr 3min
Synopsis: Hopalong Cassidy's young sidekick, Johnny Nelson, is falsely accused of robbing the Bar 20 in this the fourth installment of the long-running Western series. Nelson (James Ellison) had left the ranch in high dudgeon over a perceived slight and fallen in with a gang headed by Shanghai (George Hayes) and Sam Porter (Al Bridge). Since the gang's aim is to rob the Bar 20, Johnny's sudden appearance is seen as a golden opportunity. The youngster is drugged and his easily identifiable neckerchief prominently ... Full Synopsis
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Producer Harry Sherman's "Hopalong Cassidy" Westerns were usually assembled with more care than most B-Westerns of the period, but in Call of the Prairie there is a hilarious moment where an outlaw, clearly killed by William Boyd, blithely starts to get up from the ground while the camera is still rolling. As usual, very little other than a couple of names survives from Clarence E. Mulford's original ... Read Review
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Hopalong Cassidy
Johnny Nelson
Linda McHenry
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