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William "Hopalong" Boyd

Highest Rated:   69% The King of Kings (1927)
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An "Okie" whose parents died when he was a child, William Boyd became a manual laborer before breaking into the movies in 1919 as an extra in Cecil B. De Mille's Why Change Your Wife? He soon became one of De Mille's favorite actors and was cast as an unassuming leading man in comedies and swashbuckling adventure films. Boyd continued his success in the sound era, but was hurt when a scandal hit another actor named "William Boyd" and the public confused the two. His career took off in 1935 when he began to appear in "Hopalong Cassidy" films (based on the Clarence E. Mulford stories of the Old West), beginning with Hop-A-Long Cassidy and eventually amounting to 66 episodes, the final twelve of which Boyd produced. Cassidy, dressed in black and mounted on his famous horse Topper, was a clean-living good guy who didn't smoke, drink, or swear, and hardly ever kissed the heroine; the character became an enormous hero to millions of American boys, and Boyd bought the rights to it. With the breakthrough of TV in the early 50s, Boyd began to reap huge profits from the character as the old shows found a new audience and by-products began to be produced and sold; he played Cassidy the rest of his life, even into genial, gray-haired old age. Ultimately, William Boyd Enterprises was sold for $8 million. Boyd was married four times and divorced three, each time to an actress: Ruth Miller, Elinor Fair, Dorothy Sebastian, and Grace Bradley.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1952
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Dream
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1948
No Score Yet Silent Conflict
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet Borrowed Trouble
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1948
No Score Yet False Paradise
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • Producer
1948
No Score Yet Sinister Journey
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1948
No Score Yet Dangerous Venture
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1947
No Score Yet Hoppy's Holiday
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1947
No Score Yet Marauders
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1947
No Score Yet Unexpected Guest
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1947
No Score Yet The Devil's Playground
  • Producer
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1946
No Score Yet Mystery Man
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1944
No Score Yet Texas Masquerade
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1944
No Score Yet Forty Thieves
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1944
No Score Yet Lumberjack
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1944
No Score Yet Riders of the Deadline
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet False Colors
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet The Leather Burners
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet Hoppy Serves a Writ
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet Bar 20
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet Colt Comrades
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet Lost Canyon
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet Border Patrol
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1943
No Score Yet Prairie Pals
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Along the Sundown Trail
  • Himself
1942
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trails
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Rolling Down the Great Divide
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Texas Man Hunt
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Stick to Your Guns
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Twilight on the Trail
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Secrets of the Wastelands
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Pirates on Horseback
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Riders of the Timberline
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Doomed Caravan
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Border Vigilantes
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Wide Open Town
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Outlaws of the Desert
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1941
No Score Yet Stagecoach War
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1940
No Score Yet Hidden Gold
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1940
No Score Yet Three Men from Texas
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1940
No Score Yet The Showdown
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Marshal
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1940
No Score Yet Renegade Trail
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1939
No Score Yet Range War
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1939
No Score Yet Law of the Pampas
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1939
No Score Yet Silver on the Sage
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1939
No Score Yet In Old Mexico
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1938
No Score Yet Sunset Trail
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1938
No Score Yet Bar 20 Justice
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1938
No Score Yet Partners of the Plains
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1938
No Score Yet The Frontiersman
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1938
No Score Yet Heart of Arizona
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1938
No Score Yet Cassidy of Bar 20
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1938
No Score Yet Rustler's Valley
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1937
No Score Yet North of the Rio Grande
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1937
No Score Yet Borderland
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1937
No Score Yet Hills of Old Wyoming
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1937
No Score Yet Texas Trail
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1937
No Score Yet Heart of the West
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1936
No Score Yet Bar 20 Rides Again
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1936
No Score Yet Trail Dust
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1936
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Returns
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1936
No Score Yet Three on the Trail
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1936
No Score Yet Call of the Prairie
  • Hopalong Cassidy
1936
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Enters
  • Bill Cassidy
1935
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed)
  • Eadie's Stepfather
1934
No Score Yet Madison Square Garden
  • Sloane
1932
No Score Yet The Painted Desert
  • Bill Holbrook
1931
No Score Yet Officer O'Brien
  • Bill O'Brien
1930
No Score Yet The Leatherneck
  • Joseph Hanlon
1929
No Score Yet His First Command
  • Terry Culver
1929
No Score Yet The Night Flyer
  • Jimmy Bradley
1928
No Score Yet Skyscraper
  • Blondy
1928
No Score Yet Power
  • Husky
1928
No Score Yet Two Arabian Knights
  • Private
1927
69% The King of Kings
  • Simon Of Cyrene
1927
No Score Yet The Yankee Clipper
  • Hal Winslow
1927
No Score Yet The Volga Boatman
  • Feodor, A Volga Boatman
1926
No Score Yet Eve's Leaves
  • Actor
1926
No Score Yet The Road to Yesterday
  • Jack Moreland
1925
No Score Yet Moran of the Lady Letty
  • Bit
1922
No Score Yet The Young Rajah
  • Stephen Van Kovert
1922
No Score Yet Exit the Vamp
  • Robert Pitts
1921
No Score Yet The Affairs of Anatol
  • Guest
1921
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Harrison
1921
No Score Yet Old Wives for New
  • Actor
1918

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