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Hopalong Cassidy (TV 1949-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sal Crisanti, Louis H. Allgood
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

 Hopalaong Cassidy (Original 66 Theatricals) (1935-48)
Hopalaong Cassidy (Theatricals Edited for TV) (NBC) (1949-52)
Hopalaong Cassidy (Made-for-TV Episodes) (season 1) (Syndicated) (Fall 1952)
Hopalaong Cassidy (Made-for-TV Episodes) (season 2) (Syndicated) (1953-54)
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HOPALONG CASSIDY 
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William Boyd productions (1952)(14 eps made for tv)
B.B. Production (1953-54)(26 eps made for tv)
for
NBC (1949-52)
First-run Syndication (1952-54)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WILLIAM BOYD
PRODUCED BY TOBY AUGUIST
Created by Clarence E. Mulford (26 books published 1912-1956)

US Western 1949-1952 theatricals edited for NBC

1952, 1953-54 - 40 made for tv episodes x 30 min bw
plus 12 edits of theatricals
for syndication package = 52 eps
starring
William Boyd
as Hoppalong Cassidy (horse=Topper)
with
Edgar Buchanan as Red Connors (sidekick in the TV series)
Andy Clyde (sidekick in the original movies)
"Gabby" Hayes (sidekick in the original movies)

Premise:
Adventures of the black-garbed cowboy. Made to order when Hopalong's old movies (1935-48) caused a tv sensation (1949-52).

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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
THOMAS CARR, GEORGE ARCHAINBAUD,
DERWIN ABBE (ALSO KNOWN AS DERWIN ABRAHAMS)
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
HARRISON JACOBS, ANDE LAMB, JOSEPH O'DONNELL, J.BENTON CHENEY,
JOE RICHARDSON, WILLIAM LIVELY, SHERMAN L. LOWE
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MACK STENGLER
FILM EDITOR FRED W. BERGER
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MUSIC SCORE RAOUL KRAUSHAAR
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STUNTS: SANDY SANDERS, EDWIN PARKER, TED MAPES
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MAIN FILMING LOCATION: MELODY RANCH AND WESTERN STREET AND WALKER RANCH
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Background:
One of the first Westerns on TV, began with William Boyd's purchase of his own previous Western serial
adventures for license to television, and was expanded into new adventures filmed for TV.
The original library of 66 feature films made between 1935 and 1948 was edited into 30-minute and 60-minute
lengths for television.
In the movies his sidekick was played by Andy Clyde and Gabby Hayes

In 1952, Wiliam Boyd produced another 52 episodes
(40 new made for tv plus 12 movie edits distributed for syndication by NBC Films.)

Also syndicated on radio 1948 - 1950; on Mutal radio in 1950, and on CBS radio 1950 - 1952.

Hopalaong Cassidy (Original 66 Theatricals) (1935-48)
Hopalaong Cassidy (Theatricals Edited for TV) (NBC) (1949-52)
Hopalaong Cassidy (Made-for-TV Episodes) (season 1) (Syndicated) (Fall 1952)
Hopalaong Cassidy (Made-for-TV Episodes) (season 2) (Syndicated) (1953-54)

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Theme 1: "My Heart's in the Heart of the West"
[ASCAP title: "My Hearts in Heart of the West"]

[Verified in autobiography of Sam Coslow, who said he received
many ASCAP royalty payments from television uses for this song,
which was the THEME used in B-Pictures of Hopalong Cassidy.]

Composers: Leslie Barton (ASCAP), [pseudonyum of Sam Coslow], and
Victor Young (ASCAP)
1978 Publisher: Paramount Music Corp. (ASCAP)
1998 Publisher: Paramount Music Corporation (ASCAP)
c/o Famous Music Corp. of
New York, NY
Copyright Dates: [none found yet...]
Recordings:
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Theme 2: "Hopalong Cassidy Theme"
[title found on manuscript in the Albert Glasser collection at
the American Heritage Center of the Univ. of Wyoming;
THEME also used on radio &emdash; verified by radio airchecks]

Composer: Albert Glasser (ASCAP)
1978 Publisher: Amer. Academy of Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
1998 Publisher: EMI Mills Music, Inc./Old Acct. (ASCAP),
c/o EMI Music Publishing, of
New York, NY
Composition Date: [circa 1948, based upon the start of
Commodore Productions, the firm which produced
the syndicated radio show...]
Copyright Date:
Recordings:
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Theme 3: "Hopalong Cassidy March"
Composers: music by Nacio Herb Brown (ASCAP), and
lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert (ASCAP)
Original Publisher: Nacio Publications, Inc. (ASCAP), of
Beverly Hills, CA
1998 Publishers: Nacio Publications, Inc. (ASCAP), of
Beverly Hills, CA; and
Rose Gilbert Music Co. (ASCAP), of
Rancho Mirage, CA
Copyright Date [published version]: July 7, 1950; Ep 48 488.
Renewal Date:
Recordings:
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Theme 4: [title under investigation]
[melody transcribed from TV cable aircheck...may be from
cues by Dave Kahn, used in the syndicated episodes 1952-54,
credited in Jon Burlingame's book "TV's Biggest Hits"]

Composer: [probably Dave Kahn]
Original Publisher: [unknown]
Current Publisher:
Copyright Date:
Recordings:

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