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Cattle rustler Nevada dreams of living like an emperor in the West. Hoppy and the Bar 20 boys aim to put an end to his dream.

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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 »

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Hoppy has to bust up a gang of outlaws with the help of his sidekicks Shanghai and Johnny. As usual, he walks through the fusillade unscathed.

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On a cattle drive Hoppy, camp cook Windy, companion Lucky, and young Artie Peters encounter an eccentric professor. The professor professes to be searching for the evolutionary missing link... See full summary »

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An evil deputy is using Indian half-breeds to rustle cattle. This causes trouble between the cattlemen and Indians. Hoppy, Windy and Lucky see that justice is served. Songs abound.

Director: Nate Watt
Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
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A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of marshal in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners.

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Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hoppy clears Lucky on a charge of bank robbery and foils the plot of a crooked lawyer to rustle a herd of pedigree cattle and take over the valley.

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Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden
Western
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Ranch owner Sally Jordan is engaged in a fence war with rancher Big John Trumbull. Hoppy and Johnny, along with trusty sidekick Windy, side with Sally Jordan. They control a huge cattle stampede by using dynamite.

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Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Belle Starr has returned from time in prison only to face a hail of bullets, along with rescue by Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang.

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Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden
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Hoppy and Lucky are headed to South America to deliver a herd of cattle. Bad guy Ralph Merritt gets in their way. For a while.

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Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Sidney Toler
Romance | Western
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Against a background of exceptional mountain photography, Hoppy rushes to rid former sweetheart Nora Blake and Pappy's range of rustlers and bad guys.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Frank Darien
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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, deflects suspicion from himself by pretending to be a moron. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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superior Hoppy movie
8 July 2014 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is generally a treat. Better than most B-movies, it has a superior cast. I particularly liked child actress Charlene Wyatt. She was so sweet and darling. I'm surprised she didn't have a bigger career. Maybe it had to do with her leg brace, which was never commented on in the movie. James Ellison was a fine sidekick for Hoppy. One of the best moments in the movie was the times Hoppy and Ellison rescued each other in the same way. Perhaps the best feature in the movie for Hoppy fans was seeing him act mean and nasty to all his friends, due to his undercover assignment.

Three minor criticisms are (1) at the start of the movie a lot of time was wasted in the top Ranger brass having Ellison arrest Hoppy and bringing him into headquarters so they could ask Hoppy if he would agree to go undercover as a badman to investigate the bad guys. It seemed like a waste of time to me. What if Hoppy said "no" to the assignment? Ellison didn't even ask what he was arresting Hoppy for. Why not just invite Hoppy down? (2) I guess they do this in B-movies like this, but the Fox, who incognito pretends to be addle minded so he can gather information to use for his criminal plans, exposes himself to his large gang. In real life, one of them would turn him in. (3) Unbelievable the way Hoppy simply rides out into the vast desert and easily comes upon the gang, their hideout, clues, a shot bad guy and the scene where Ellison is about to be shot.


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