Hoppy Serves a Writ
Hoppy Serves a Writ is a 1943 Western film directed by George Archainbaud and starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy. The supporting cast features Andy Clyde, Victor Jory and George Reeves. The film remains noteworthy today as one of the earliest performances (his 2nd) of unshaven newcomer Robert Mitchum, who made an impression upon the studio by generating a surprising fan mail response exactly as Clark Gable had after playing an extremely similar unshaven role in The Painted Desert, a Western starring William Boyd produced a dozen years earlier.
|Hoppy Serves a Writ|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||George Archainbaud|
|Produced by||Harry Sherman|
|Screenplay by||Gerald Geraghty|
|Edited by||Sherman A. Rose|
Harry Sherman Productions
|Distributed by||United Artists|
- William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy
- Andy Clyde as California Carlson
- Jay Kirby as Johnny Travers
- Victor Jory as Tom Jordan
- George Reeves as Steve Jordan
- Jan Christy as Jean Hollister
- Hal Taliaferro as Henchman Greg Jordan
- Forbes Murray as Ben Hollister
- Robert Mitchum as Henchman
- Byron Foulger as Danvers
- Earle Hodgins as Bartender, Desk Clerk
- Roy Barcroft as Rancher Tod Colby
- "Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
- "Hoppy-Serves-a-Writ - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04.