Sunset Trail (1939)
Directed by Lesley Selander
Cast: William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Charlotte Wynters and Maurice Cass
After Ann Marsh’s (Charlotte Wynters) husband is murdered, she opens up a dude ranch and enlists Hopalong’s (William Boyd) help in finding his killers. Hopalong goes undercover as an easterner and encounters E. Prescott Farbush (Maurice Cass), a western story writer who has never been out west.
(This episode is thought by many to be Hollywood’s response to repeated criticisms from Clarence E. Mulford, who created the Hopalong Cassidy character in his books. Mr. Mulford was apparently displeased at the Hopalong portrayed in the movies and how different Hopalong was in his books.)
Actors: William Boyd, Hopalong Cassidy