Hopalong Cassidy

(3.7 stars; 11 reviews)

Hopalong Cassidy is a fictional cowboy-hero, created in 1904 by Clarence E. Mulford and appearing in a series of popular stories and later novels. Here the character appears as a rude, rough-talking 'galoot'. Beginning in 1935, the character, played by William Boyd was transformed into the clean-cut hero of a series of 66 immensely popular films, only a few of which were based on Mulford's works, but which led, in turn, to a comic book series modelled after the films. On June 24, 1949, Hoppy became the first network Western television series, airing on NBC. At first NBC fashioned the shows out of the films after paying Boyd, who owned the TV rights to his films, a quarter-million dollars for them. The footage later shot for the TV series starred Boyd, with Edgar Buchanan as his sidekick "Red Connors" and numerous tie-ins. The theme music for the TV show was written by veteran songwriters Nacio Herb Brown (music) and L. Wolfe Gilbert (lyrics). The show ranked number 7 in the 1949 Nielsen ratings. The Mutual Broadcasting System began broadcasting a radio version of Hopalong Cassidy in January 1950; at the end of September, the show moved to CBS Radio, where it ran into 1952. 'From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia' http://calfkiller.googlepages.com/oldtimeradio

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



The Dead Man's Hand 28:44
Track 2 25:48
Coltsville Territory 28:53
The Mystery of Skull Valley 28:34
Renegades of the San Rafael 27:53
The Phantom Bandito 27:40
Murder on the Trail 28:24
Hoppy Takes a Chance 28:57
The Voice of the Dead 28:15
Ten Strike Gold 27:56
The Red Rock Mesa 27:06
The Empty Saddle 26:56
The Failure 26:04
The Bandits of Ridge Creek 26:05
The Killers of Sandy Gulch 25:59
The Red Death 26:09
The Coyote's Creed 26:06
Bullots for Ballots 25:45
The Green River Payoff 25:56
The Man Who Made Willy Whirl 25:54
Range War 26:01
The Letter from the Grave 26:00
Death Paints a Picture 26:10
The Border of Nowhere 28:48
The Medicine Man 26:01
The Flying Outlaw 26:02
The Sundown Kid 26:13
Hoppy Sees Red 28:25
Hoppy and the School Marm 25:16
The King of Cinnabar 26:12
The Shell Game 26:18
Blood Money 25:45
The Disappearing Deputy 25:00
The Whistling Ghosts 24:51
An Old Spanish Custom 24:34
The Secret of Martin Doon 24:46
Four to Go 24:25
The Red Terror 26:30
Hoppy and the Iron Horse 24:46
Gunsmoke Rides the Stagecoach Trail 24:59
Tinker's Dam 24:28
Hoppy Pays a Debt 25:03
Hoppy Turns on the Heat 24:13
Death Runs Dry 24:18
Melody of Murder 24:48
The King of Spades 29:00
Hoppy Takes the Bull by the Horns 50:58
Dead or Alive 27:50
The Mystery at Three Oaks 27:00
The Plague of Parson's Folly 30:07
The Mystery of the Diamond `Z' 29:55
The Golden Lure 29:55
The Case of the Last Word 25:06
Bad Medicine at Rimrock 25:50
The Frightened Town 26:46
The Killer in Black 24:55
Coming Attraction, Murder 24:57
Wet Beef and Dry Bones 24:33
The Black Grass Fever 24:14
The Cold Country 24:50
The Buckshot Badman 24:44
The Boss of Vinegar Bend 25:03
The Land of the Gunhawks 24:27
The Devil's Drum 24:44
Hoppy Elects a Sheriff 24:09
Peril at Pier Nineteen 24:42
Death Crosses the River 24:42
Stagecoach West 23:07
The Unwilling Outlaw 23:10
The Kidnapper's Trail 23:24
The Bandit of Blackton Bend 26:19
Hook, Line and Murder 26:38
The Phantom Panther 23:19
Hoppy Plays a Hunch 23:32
A Jailer Named Satan 24:33
The Man in the Yellow Mask 24:42
Run, Sheep, Run 24:36
Hoppy Meets His Match 25:29
Apaches Don't Need Guns 25:10
A Shot in the Dark 25:33
The Gunhawk Convention 26:26
The Gunfighter in Short Pants 25:56
The Songbird of Santa Fe 25:01
Bayou Drums Mean Death 24:36
Clean-Up of Caribou Mesa 23:58
086_Six Little Men Who Were Green 26:54
087_Junior Badman 27:04
Hopalong Cassidy 511124 0088 The Devil and El Diablo.MP3 26:13
Hopalong Cassidy 511201 0089 The Lawyer of Laredo 54:16
Hopalong Cassidy 511208 0090 The Secret in the Hill 53:55
091_Memory of Mace Melot 26:44
Hopalong Cassidy 511222 0092 The Spider Woman 27:31
093_Killers of Lion Canyon 26:55
094_The Wastrels of Juarez 27:22
095_Gambler's Luck 26:49
Danger Wears Two Faces 24:59
Hopalong Cassidy 520127 0097 California or Bust.MP3 25:37
Hopalong Cassidy 520202 0098 Death Comes Invited 25:58
The Bull Fight 24:43
The Women of Windy Ridge 25:21
Right Rope Wrong Neck 25:49
Stampede at Semole's Crossing 25:03
Cowtown Trouble Shooters 25:06
The Santa Claus Rustlers 25:25


Hopalong Cassidy

(5 stars)

Hopalong Cassidy is the quintessential example of the old western genre. In all of the series, movies and elsewhere, Hopalong always won. The good guys prevail and the bad guys lose. What a great example for anyone to follow in modern times! When all things in real life seem to be out of control, drift back to a simpler time in life when the path was clear. Hopalong Cassidy, and the adventures provided here always bring the soul and mind back to better things.

Zip File Is Only 11 MB

(3 stars)

The ZIP File only covers the big 12 MB episode (Track 2), which is also what the Flash player shows. The Flash Player doesn't see the other tracks & the ZIP file apparently doesn't include them either. This needs to be re-packed.

Need to Edit Some Shows. Recordings Skip.

(3 stars)

Many shows play OK except for changes in sound levels. Need to edit some shows, though. The recordings skip, like in Death Paints a Picture and the one after that.

The Frightened Town

(3 stars)

HI, is there any copyright on the episode 55 (The Frightened Town) ? Thanks

Coltsville audio baf

(2 stars)

Coltsville Territory is a bad recording of previous show and should be removed.