Hopalong Cassidy Returns to the Screen

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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4 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    So who gets the money for the rights? Mulford's estate, or Boyd's? Boyd owned the TV rights to the films he appeared in; he agreed to work for scale – apparentky he could have asked fo rmore – in return for television rights. The studio, thinking that TV rights woule never amount to much, agreed.And when TV started getting big, and they had Saturday hours to fill for kids to watch, there was William with a package of 66 short films ready to go…Some of the DC Hoppy stories were relettered and reprinted in DC Western titles later.Louis l'Amour wrote three Hoppy novels as work-for-hire, though for years he apparently even denied to his family that he had; they were reissued under his own name a few years back. They're not bad, but they are formulaic potboilers.Wish i still had my Hopalong Cassidy watch from when i was six or seven.

  2. Steve says:

    Wait… what?They mention Johnny Depp as… Tonto? in the new Lone Ranger movie? Really? We can't, you know, get a more authentic actor in that slot? If you want Johnny Depp attached just for his audience draw, fine; make him the bad guy, or some other supporting character. I'm not trying to be overly PC here, but come on. In this day and age, there's no reason to not get an actual Native American actor in that role.

  3. Michele Anne Beaver says:

    What? Tobto and Hopalong Cassidy? It was The Lonsome Stranger and Pronto,wasn't it? They should get a REAL Native American to play Tonto, like Lou Diamond Phllips.

  4. Michele Anne Beaver says:

    It was Tonto and the Lone Ranger, not Tonto and Hopalong Cassidy. I KNOW. I watched them as a kid at the movies in the 40's and 50's.(I'M OLD)!(65)!