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Hopalong Cassidy Old Time Radio Program

Hopalong Cassidy Old Time Radio Combined Set
30 minute western episodes
Unlike most radio shows that migrated to television in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Hopalong Cassidy radio show was created to take advantage of the popularity of the television show. Loosely based on Clarence Mulford’s pulp western novels, Hoplaong Cassidy’s first incarnation was as a series of Grade B western feature films. However, the film and radio versions differed from Mulford’s character, who was originally written as a hard-living, drinking, and shooting tough of the Old West, the film Cassidy was the ultimate western hero, a true boy scout. Despite his all-black outfit, including the black hat, Cassidy took time out from his duties as foreman of the Bar-20 ranch to capture evildoers and save damsels in distress.

Free Samples of this Old Time Radio Program:
Hopalong Cassidy: The Empty Saddle
Hopalong Cassidy: The Cold Country

Hopalong Cassidy was accompanied on his adventures by his horse, Topper, and by the inevitable grizzled sidekick—California Carlson--played by Andy Clyde. Cassidy was played by William Boyd, whose early life was more reminiscent of the Mulford creation than the character he portrayed. Boyd enjoyed success shortly after arriving in Hollywood, and lived a life that took full advantage of his new-found wealth and fame, becoming notorious as a heavy-drinking womanizer. After a disastrous case of mistaken identity destroyed his career, Boyd’s behavior, whether consciously or not, began to model Cassidy’s.

A series of successful Hopalong Cassidy movies relaunched Boyd’s career, and Boyd, in a very savvy business move, bought up the rights to the character and brought it to television in 1949 as the first of the television westerns. The show was received enthusiastically by the public who eagerly bought up Hopalong Cassidy merchandise, including the first lunch box to bear an image. It was reported in Time magazine that the demand for Cassidy black shirts and pants had occasioned a national shortage of black dye.

Taking advantage of the popularity of the show, and his perfect radio voice, Boyd launched the radio show in 1950, opening each episode "with the ring of the silver spurs," until it ended in 1952.

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All of our Old Time Radio Programs are in MP3 format. You can play them on your computer, you can transfer them to MP3 players (like the IPod), but, by and large, you cannot play them on stereos, walkmen, or car radios.

The sound quality of Old Time Radio Programs can vary greatly. Some episodes are excellent, others you have to turn up the volume a little and ignore the static. All of the episodes can be listened to and enjoyed. You can listen to our free samples to get a feel for how the programs sound.
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Buy CD Set (1-2) : $7.00

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Hopalong Cassidy CD 1, 51 episodes:
000 Hopalong Cassidy.mp3
001 The Dead Man's Hand.mp3
002 Rainmaker of Eagle Mtn.mp3
003 Coltsville Territory.mp3
004 Mystery of Skull Valley.mp3
005 Renegades of San Rafael.mp3
006 Phantom Bandito.mp3
007 Murder on the Trail.mp3
008 Hoppy Takes a Chance.mp3
009 The Voice of the Dead.mp3
010 Ten Strike Gold.mp3
011 The Red Rock Mesa.mp3
012 The Empty Saddle.mp3
013 The Failure.mp3
014 Bandits of Ridge Creek.mp3
015 Killers of Sandy Gulch.mp3
016 The Red Death.mp3
017 Coyote's Creed.mp3
018 Bullets for Ballots.mp3
019 The Green River Payoff.mp3
020 Man who Made WillyWhirl.mp3
021 Range War.mp3
022 Letter from the Grave.mp3
023 Death Paints a Picture.mp3
024 The Border of Nowhere.mp3
025 Medicine Man.mp3
026 Flying Outlaw.mp3
027 The Sundown Kid.mp3
028 Hoppy Sees Red.mp3
029 Hoppy & the School Marm.mp3
030 The King of Cinnabar.mp3
031 The Shell Game.mp3
032 Blood Money.mp3
033 Disappearing Deputy.mp3
034 The Whistling Ghosts.mp3
035 An Old Spanish Custom.mp3
036 Secret of Martin Doon.mp3
037 Four To Go.mp3
038 Red Terror.mp3
039 Hoppy & the Iron Horse.mp3
040 Gunsmoke Rides.mp3
041 Tinker's Dam.mp3
042 Hoppy Pays a Debt.mp3
043 Hoppy turns on the Heat.mp3
044 Death Runs Dry.mp3
045 Melody of Murder.mp3
046 The King of Spades.mp3
047 The Bull by the Horns.mp3
048 Dead or Alive.mp3
049 Mystery at Three Oaks.mp3

Hopalong Cassidy CD 2, 54 episodes:
051 Mystery of Diamond Z.mp3
052 The Golden Lure.mp3
053 Case of the Last Word.mp3
054 Bad Medicine at Rimrock.mp3
055 The Frightened Town.mp3
056 The Killer in Black.mp3
057 ComingAttraction Murder.mp3
058 Wet Beef and Dry Bones.mp3
059 The Black Grass Fever.mp3
060 The Cold Country.mp3
061 The Buckshot Badman.mp3
062 Boss of Vinegar Bend.mp3
063 Land of the Gunhawks.mp3
064 The Devil's Drum.mp3
065 Hoppy Elects a Sheriff.mp3
066 Peril at Pier Nineteen.mp3
067 Death Crosses the River.mp3
068 Stagecoach West.mp3
069 The Unwilling Outlaw.mp3
070 The Kidnapper's Trail.mp3
071 Bandit of Blackton Bend.mp3
072 Hook, Line and Murder.mp3
073 The Phantom Panther.mp3
074 Hoppy Plays a Hunch.mp3
075 A Jailer Named Satan.mp3
076 Man in the Yellow Mask.mp3
077 Run Sheep Run.mp3
078 Hoppy Meets His Match.mp3
079 Apaches Don't Need Guns.mp3
080 A Shot in the Dark.mp3
081 The Gunhawk Convention.mp3
082 Gunfighter inShortPants.mp3
083 Songbird of Santa Fe.mp3
084 Bayou Drums Mean Death.mp3
085 Cleanup of Caribou Mesa.mp3
086 6Little MenwhoWoreGreen.mp3
087 Junior Badman.mp3
088 Devil and El Diablo.mp3
089 The Lawyer of Laredo.mp3
090 The Secret in the Hill.mp3
091 Memory of Mace Melot.mp3
092 Spider Woman.mp3
093 Killers of Lion Canyon.mp3
094 Westrels of Juarez.mp3
095 Gambler's Luck.mp3
096 Danger Wears Two Faces.mp3
097 California or Bust.mp3
098 Death Comes Invited.mp3
099 The Bull Fight.mp3
100 Women of Windy Ridge.mp3
101 Right Rope Wrong Neck.mp3
102 Stampede at Semole's.mp3
103 Cowtown Trouble.mp3
104 Santa Claus Rustlers.mp3

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