I already own all of these from the same company and they are fantastic. However Hoppy did “NOT” start in 1949, he started in 1950 and the 1st season were movies that had been cut down to fit the slot. These proved to be so popular that Boyd went back and started filming new shows.Gene Autry and Roy Rogers also started in 1950. Lone Ranger was the first show out of the gate and these did start in 1949.
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Timeless Media Group and U.S. Television Office Inc. presents “HOPALONG CASSIDY: THE COMPLETE TV SERIES 1952-1954″ (52 Episodes) (1300 min/B&W) — Starring William Boyd, Rand Brooks, Andy Clyde and Edgar Buchanan.
William Boyd stars as the straight-shootin’, Clad in black and 10-gallon-hat is Hopalong Cassidy, who rides to victory astride his trusty horse Topper in 52 television episodes.
HOPALONG CASSIDY OPENING & CLOSING THEME LYRICS
“Here he comes, here he comes
There’s the trumpets, there’s the drums, here he comes.
Hopalong Cassidy, here he comes.
There he goes, on his way,
Down the trail the cowboy way.
Hopalong Cassidy, Hopalong Cassidy.
He returns, soon again,
There’s no use to say goodbye until then.
Hopalong Cassidy, so long Hopalong”.
Hoppy with his down-to-earth humor and sentimentality, theses scenes are pure Americana! — Boyd, with his silver hair, black clothes and white horse (Topper) rode into our lives and we’ve never been the same since. Your children and grandchildren will enjoy this clean wholesome entertainment. Hoppy always wore two silver white handle six shooters, never drank or smoked. Remember when the good guys always won and the moral to the story was fair-play — outstanding role model.
Very reasonable and a good value for the price — For product description and editorial review check this out on the Amazon site above my review.
All the films and television episodes are EXCELLENT: sharp picture, clear audio with tender loving care provided for all the Hoppy fans.
This is everything I expected — and more!
BIOS: (Listed alphabetically are the actors who starred with Hoppy in this collection)
1. William Boyd
Date of Birth: 5 June 1895 – Hendrysburg, Ohio
Date of Death: 12 September 1972 – Laguna Beach, California
2. Rand Brooks
Date of Birth: 21 September 1918 – Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: 1 September 2003 – Santa Ynez, California
3. Edgar Buchanan
Date of Birth: 20 March 1903 – Humansville, Missouri
Date of Death: 4 April 1979 – Palm Desert, California
4. Andy Clyde
Date of Birth: 25 March 1892 – Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Date of Death: 18 May 1967 – Los Angeles, California
If you were a fan in the 50′s of “The Gene Autry Show,” “The Cisco Kid,” “The Lone Ranger,” and “The Roy Rogers Show,” then you’ll be thrilled and love this collection!
Mr. Jim’s Ratings:
Quality of Picture & Sound: 5 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Story & Screenplay: 5 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]
Total Time: 1300 min on DVD ~ Timeless Media Group ~ (June 7, 2011)