Friday, June 05, 2020

A Birthday Tribute to William Boyd

Actor William Boyd, better known to many film fans as Hopalong Cassidy, was born in Ohio on June 5, 1895.

Boyd began in films in silent movie days, but beginning with the film HOP-A-LONG CASSIDY (1935), with rare exception he devoted the remainder of his career to playing "Hoppy" in movies, radio, and television.

I'm very grateful for the many wonderful hours of entertainment Boyd gave us, and I'm sure my fellow Western fans feel the same. Thanks for everything, Hoppy.

Reviews of William Boyd films at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings: THE PAINTED DESERT (1931), MEN OF AMERICA (1932), CARNIVAL BOAT (1932), EMERGENCY CALL (1933), LUCKY DEVILS (1933), THE EAGLE'S BROOD (1935), HOPALONG RIDES AGAIN (1937), HEART OF ARIZONA (1938), IN OLD COLORADO (1941), MYSTERY MAN (1944), and STRANGE GAMBLE (1948).

Reviews of William Boyd films at Classic Movie Hub: HOP-A-LONG CASSIDY (1935), IN OLD COLORADO (1941), LOST CANYON (1942), and THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (1946).

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Blogger Jerry Entract said...

I'll second that, Laura. Thanks.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Beautifully said! I'll raise a toast to Hoppy tonight with a double bill with the Bar 20 lads.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you both! Love celebrating William Boyd with fellow Hoppy fans. :) :)

Best wishes,

10:33 AM  

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