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Range War (1939)

Passed | | Western | 8 September 1939 (USA)
Buck Colins heads a group of local ranchers who are trying to prevent the railroad from completing its line through their property. Till now they have been able to charge tolls on herds ... See full summary »

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Padre Jose (as Pedro De Cordoba)
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Buck Collins
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Jim Marlow
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Ellen Marlow
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Charley Higgins
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Dave Morgan
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Pete
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Deputy Fenton (as Earl Hodgins)
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Rancher (as Jason Robards)
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Stokey (as Raphael Bennett)
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Buck Colins heads a group of local ranchers who are trying to prevent the railroad from completing its line through their property. Till now they have been able to charge tolls on herds passing through. Hoppy goes undercover to expose them. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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HOLAPONG FACES THE FURY OF A LYNCH-MAD MOB! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Western

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8 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teufelsreiter von Texas  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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1.37 : 1
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The twenty-fifth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Followed by Undercover Man (1942) See more »

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Listen to the Mockingbird
(1855)
Music by Richard Milburn and lyrics by Septimus Winner (Published under the name Alice Hawthorne)
One line sung a cappella by Russell Hayden
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A nice little racket he doesn't want to lose
13 March 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Hopalong Cassidy story has Hoppy and Lucky getting involved in a Range War where rancher Willard Robertson has a nice little racket going. He's got a strategically located ranch and charges tolls to anyone who wants to cross it with their cattle to market. So he has a vested interest in keeping the railroad from being built. Between the tolls and the sabotage of all kinds to the railroad Robertson is making life miserable all around.

Hoppy goes undercover with Britt Wood and when Wood is discovered to be a spy Bill Boyd has to think fast on his feet. He also captures a bunch of the outlaws also thinking fast on his feet and with no gunplay.

More than enough gunplay for the final shootout with Boyd, Wood, and Russell Hayden at Padre Pedro DeCordoba's mission. DeCordoba allows Hoppy to use the mission as a base for his operations. A most unpacific thing, but it's Hopalong Cassidy so you know you're right with the Deity.

Hoppy fans will like this one.


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