Heart of the West is a 1936 American Western film directed by Howard Bretherton and written by Doris Schroeder. The film stars William Boyd, James Ellison, George “Gabby” Hayes, Sidney Blackmer, Lynn Gabriel, Fred Kohler and Warner Richmond. The film was released on July 24, 1936, by Paramount Pictures.
Ranch owner Jim Jordan is engaged in a fence war with rancher Big John Trumbull, who is actually a rustler. Hoppy (William Boyd) and Johnny (James Ellison), along with trusty sidekick Windy (George “Gabby” Hayes), side with Jim Jordan. They control a huge cattle stampede by using dynamite.
- A classic Hopalong Cassidy movie about Cattle men, rustlers, and double dealing.
- Jim Jordan has a sister who is the love interest for Johnny.
- Gabby Hayes provides the comic relief.
- The last big shoot out is between the cattle men and the rustlers.