An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle.... See full summary »
During the Spanish-American War, Colonel Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders are short of horses, and Hopalong Cassidy and his Bar-20 friends are detailed to round up a bunch of wild horses, but... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Hoppy returns to find Johnny in trouble. Buck Peters has been shot by Porter who made it look like Johnny did it. When Johnny flees he runs into Linda. He takes a liking to her only to learn her father Shanghai is one of Porter's gang. Going after Shanghai, he gets captured by the gang and Porter now plans to kill him. But Hoppy is near by and Johnny will get unexpected help from Shanghai. Written by
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This film's first documented telecast occurred Thursday 16 August 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). At this time it was under the control of Sherman S. Krellberg's Goodwill Pictures, who had re-released it theatrically, and was now picking up a little extra revenue from an occasional television broadcast. In September 1948 it would join the rest of its brethren in William Boyd's Hopalong Cassidy movie package, which would become a popular nationally syndicated movie series for many years to come. See more »
A very different, but enjoyable, Hoppy outing. The movie has a slow pace with less action than the usual Hoppy film. There are no epic bad guy plans. Just a corrupt bunch of saloon denizens who learn of Buck Peters having cash from Johnny Nelson's (Hoppy's young sidekick) youthful blabbering in the saloon. Johnny gets blamed/framed for the outlaws'misdeeds. Most of the film concerns Johnny's self-loathing for ignoring Hoppy's warnings and associating with the bad saloon crowd.
What impressed me most about the film is that is was it was so skillfully written. Each scene led believably to the next scene.
As noted by others here, the film was also unusual in that Gabby Hayes was one of the bod guys here, though he reformed by film's end. In subsequent Hoppy films, Gabby played the comic sidekick.
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