The Frontiersmen (December 16, 1938)

Loading the player...
Dickie Jones
 

Released on December 16, 1938: Hopalong Cassidy and a young school marm try to tame a school room full of wild youngsters while a cattle rustler steals the Bar 20 herd.

Produced by Harry Sherman

Directed by Lesley Selander

The Actors: William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy), George 'Gabby' Hayes (Windy Halliday), Russell Hayden (Lucky Jenkins), Evelyn Venable (June Lake, school marm), Charles Anthony Hughes (Mayor Judson Thorpe), William Duncan (Buck Peters), Clara Kimball Young (Mrs. Peters), Emily Fitzroy (Snooksie the first school teacher), Dickie Jones (Artie), John Beach (Quirt), Roy Barcroft (Sutton), Charles Brinley (townsman), Jess Cavin (townsman), Jim Corey (Bar 20 cowhand), Rube Dalroy (townsman), Jack Evans (townsman), George Morrell (townsman), Tex Phelps (townsman), Dorothy Vernon (townswoman), Blackjack Ward (cattle rustler), Henry Wills (Bar 20 cowhand), Bob Woodward (cattle rustler), Wen Wright (Bar 20 cowhand Slim), The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir (school children)

 

Free Download of the classic movie The Frontiersmen

The-Frontiersmen-1938.mp4 (541mb - 720x526)

The-Frontiersmen-1938-720p.mp4 (1.3gb - 986x720)

The School Marm and the Rustler

Every Hopalong Cassidy adventure features a different young lady, and in the early episodes she was most often the widow or daughter of a rancher in need of help. This is the twentieth episode out of 66, and the tough outlaw themes were softening into children-friendly stories.

The beautiful young lady in this story is school teacher June Lake, played by the amazing Evelyn Venable. Her performances in high school plays got her so much attention that she was sought after for acting jobs before high school was finished. Of course Hollywood beckoned, but her quiet, soft voice and personality wasn’t what Hollywood wanted in leading ladies and she usually appeared only in smaller supporting roles . . . .

But . . . . Her face and body were seen in more motion pictures than any other man or woman between 1924 and 1936. In 1924 Columbia pictures created a new logo that would be a statue of liberty style woman with a U.S. flag draped around her, and Evelyn Venable was the model for that first ‘Lady Columbia’ logo.

Born in Cincinnati Ohio in a family of scholars and teachers, Evelyn studied at U.C.L.A. after retiring from acting and became a professor of ancient Greek and Latin for many decades.

During her acting career her father insisted that her contracts specify that she never be required to kiss a man on the lips on stage or on screen, and she never did.

Another thing that she never did in her entire lifetime was to eat even one bite of meat or fish, being a strict vegetarian all her life. She even convinced her Oscar winning cinematographer husband to become vegetarian.

As our adventure opens we discover that someone is rustling cattle from the Bar 20, and at the same time the Crockett New Mexico school is being terrorized by the youngsters, who have tied up their teacher in the hollow stump of a tree. The old gal trying to tame the kids by punishing them finally has had enough, and the new school teacher is quiet and unassuming June, played by Evelyn Venable.

The beautiful new school teacher is an instant hit with every school boy in town, as well as with every cowboy on the Bar 20. Unfortunately she falls in love with the mayor of Crockett, who happens to be the boss of the cattle rustlers who are stealing the Bar 20 cattle.

Hopalong must not only help her tame the children and get the school in order, but must find a way to prove that the man she loves is an outlaw cattle rustler. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Evelyn Venable
Evelyn Venable
William Boyd
William Boyd
William Boyd and Charles Anthony Hughes
William Boyd and Charles Anthony Hughes
William Boyd and George 'Gabby' Hayes
William Boyd and George 'Gabby' Hayes
William Boyd and William Duncan
William Boyd and William Duncan
Charles Anthony Hughes
Charles Anthony Hughes
Charles Anthony Hughes and Evelyn Venable
Charles Anthony Hughes and Evelyn Venable
Charles Anthony Hughes
Charles Anthony Hughes
Clara Kimball Young
Clara Kimball Young
Charles Anthony Hughes
Charles Anthony Hughes
Clara Kimball Young and William Boyd
Clara Kimball Young and William Boyd
Dickie Jones and Gabby Hayes
Dickie Jones and Gabby Hayes
Dickie Jones and William Boyd
Dickie Jones and William Boyd
Dickie Jones
Dickie Jones
Emily Fitzroy
Emily Fitzroy
Emily Fitzroy
Emily Fitzroy
Evelyn Venable
Evelyn Venable
Evelyn Venable and William Boyd
Evelyn Venable and William Boyd
Evelyn Venable and Charles Anthony Hughes
Evelyn Venable and Charles Anthony Hughes
Evelyn Venable and Gabby Hayes
Evelyn Venable and Gabby Hayes
Evelyn Venable
Evelyn Venable
Gabby Hayes, Russell Hayden and Bill Boyd
Gabby Hayes, Russell Hayden and Bill Boyd
John Beach and Roy Barcroft
John Beach and Roy Barcroft
Roy Barcroft and John Beach
Roy Barcroft and John Beach
Roy Barcroft
Roy Barcroft
Russell Hayden and Evelyn Venable
Russell Hayden and Evelyn Venable
Russell Hayden, Evelyn Venable and William Boyd
Russell Hayden, Evelyn Venable and William Boyd
Russell Hayden and Evelyn Venable
Russell Hayden and Evelyn Venable
Russell Hayden, Gabby Hayes and William Boyd
Russell Hayden, Gabby Hayes and William Boyd
Russell Hayden
Russell Hayden
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir
The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir
William Boyd and Evelyn Venable
William Boyd and Evelyn Venable
William Boyd and Gabby Hayes
William Boyd and Gabby Hayes
William Boyd
William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy
William Boyd
William Boyd
William Duncan
William Duncan
William Duncan
William Duncan
William Duncan
William Duncan