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.[1][2]

Hoppy Serves a Writ
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge Archainbaud
Produced byHarry Sherman
Screenplay byGerald Geraghty
StarringWilliam Boyd
Andy Clyde
Jay Kirby
Victor Jory
George Reeves
Jan Christy
CinematographyRussell Harlan
Edited bySherman A. Rose
Harry Sherman Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • March 12, 1943 (1943-03-12)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States




  1. "Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  2. "Hoppy-Serves-a-Writ - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-03-04.

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