Disguising himself as a milquetoast Easterner who writes Western novels, Hoppy enrolls in a dude ranch in order to unmask the murderer of the owner's husband.

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Dorrie Marsh (as Jane Clayton)
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Monte Keller
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Keller buys Marsh's cattle and then murders him to retrieve the money. But Ann Marsh remembered some of the serial numbers and this is the clue that Hoppy needs. He arrives posing as a dude. He also poses as a novice poker player and this brings in a few of the stolen bills. When he realizes Keller is the one he is after, he wins back all the money at the poker table. He escapes from Keller's saloon but Keller and his men head out after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Adventure | Western

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24 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Betrüger am Werk  »

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This film received its initial Los Angeles telecast Saturday 23 October 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Superintendent: We'll send you a first guest, and among those guests will be a certain man - William H. Cassidy.
Ann Marsh: Who's Mr. Cassidy?
Superintendent: There's still men in this country, Mrs. Marsh, who'll gladly lay down their work, no matter what it might be, to fight in the cause of right without hope of reward. Such a one is the man I'm privileged to call my friend, - William H. Cassidy.
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Follows Three on the Trail (1936) See more »

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A Cowgirl Dreams On
Written by Stanley Cowan and Bobby Worth
Sung by Jan Clayton (as Jane Clayton)
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You can tell what kind of film it will be by looking at Hoppy's outfit
26 March 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

When Hoppy dresses in his all-black outfit, you know there's going to be action & old fashioned western excitement. When Hoppy dresses in his tan or "dude" outfits, you know that William Boyd will get a chance to do more "acting," which he loved to do to break the monotony of his 66 picture run as Hoppy, but you can also expect less action & more talk. So one of the first things I look at, to foretell the type of movie it will be, is the clothes he wears! In this one, he starts out in black & then dresses as a dude in a white hat & sports jacket to go undercover. And sure enough, it's a so-so entry in the Hoppy series, not bad, but not great either. Gabby Hayes has a good role in this one. Worst scene: Russell Hayden (as "Lucky") plays guitar with the guitar invisible to the camera, while his romantic interest sings a western song in the finest pop-operetta style! Best scene: close-up of Boyd riding Topper at high speed. Hoppy changes back to black just in time to ride off with his friends as the movie closes. I rate this one 6/10.


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