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Silver on the Sage (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 31 March 1939 (USA)
Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy ... See full summary »

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Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
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Tom Hamilton
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Wen Wright ...
Tall Bar 20 Cowhand
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Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy believes they provide alibis for each other while one is out committing crimes. Hoppy gets a job in the casino to learn more but is exposed when a gambling gunslinger notices him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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SIX-GUN SPEAKS A LANGUAGE ALL ITS OWN! (original ad - all caps)


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31 March 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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This film's initial television presentation in Los Angeles occurred Saturday 20 November 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Followed by Border Vigilantes (1941) See more »

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Cassidy Incognito
15 November 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The song Silver On The Sage was introduced in 1938 in a big budget Paramount western The Texans that starred Randolph Scott and Joan Bennett. The following year it serves as the title to this Hopalong Cassidy western. In fact you can hear the song on a lot of subsequent Hoppy films.

However this film finds Hoppy turning over the herd they are selling to Russell Hayden and Gabby Hayes. But that Bar 20 herd is stolen before the buyer counts and takes possession. Hayden is on the hook for the price of the herd.

The villain of the story is Stanley Ridges playing a dual role. Very handy to have a twin when you need an alibi. Hoppy goes incognito as a tinhorn gambler to get the evidence needed.

These rustlers have quite a racket going with their twin bosses. The shootout climax is one of the better ones from Hoppy series.

Nice title song and the movie is enough to make anyone a Hopalong Cassidy fan.


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