Hopalong Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence
E. Mulford, who wrote a series of short stories and novels based on the character.
Mulford portrayed the character as rude, dangerous, and rough-talking. He was
shot in the leg during a gun fight which caused him to walk with a little "hop"
From the 1930s to the 1950s, the character became indelibly associated with
actor William Boyd, who portrayed Cassidy first in a series of sixty-six films from
1935 to 1948, then in children-oriented radio and TV series, both of which lasted
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