U.S. Marshal Hopalong Cassidy is called when a town becomes overrun with bad guys. Disguised as a member of a medicine show, Hoppy discovers that the ringleader is none other than sweet li'l ol' Ma Burton.
The local school is causing Hoppy problems. First Bar 20 cattle are stolen when Hoppy investigates a problem there. Then the new teacher arrives and disrupts the routine of the Bar 20 hands... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes,
When he runs for sheriff, Hoppy is beaten by Jerry Doyle, the gutless wonder voted for by every crook in town. When Hoppy moves to have the new sheriff impeached, outlaw leader Tad Hammond ... See full summary »
Belle Langtry runs a town being taken over by cattle rustlers. She is also a front for the outlaws, who are led by Steve Fraser. Hoppy gets elected sheriff and cleans up the town with help from the Bar 20 boys.
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 »
Griffen and his two men have been caught after robbing a bank but the money has not been recovered. So the Chief sends his friend Tom to prison to become their friend and hopes he can learn where the loot is hidden.
Hoppy and Lucky have been called in to investigate a series of stage holdups. The robbers are taking gold from Colby's mine and Hoppy suspects it may be ex-outlaw Colby himself. When Speedy strikes gold, Hoppy borrows it and announces a gold shipment hoping to catch the gang and their leader. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A pretty pedestrian entry into this long running series. Someone is hijacking the gold from a mine, can it be an ex-outlaw, now supposedly gone straight or could it be his business partner and the shady foreman that are behind it all? If you need me to answer that, you haven't watched many westerns! This plot was hackneyed and old well before this was filmed. Still, the cast do their best with the material and Bill Boyd always puts his heart into the role that he made forever his own.
There's some nice shots of the posse riding to the rescue and full use is made of the beautiful scenery of the unspoilt American western range. And there's enough gunfights and action to keep things moving along to the somewhat predictable finale.
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