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The Showdown (1940)

European bad guy Baron Bendor leads some local townsmen in a plot to obtain horses through theft. Hoppy and his sidekicks Lucky and Speedy must find and expose the horse thieves.

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Hopalong Cassidy
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Lucky Jenkins
Britt Wood ...
Speedy
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Baron Rendor
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Sue Willard (as Jane Clayton)
Wright Kramer ...
Colonel Rufe White
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Harry Cole
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Bowman
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Walter Shumway ...
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The King's Men ...
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Render, posing as an European Baron, arrives at the Colonel's ranch where he plans to steal some of his fine race horses, rename them and then race them. Hoppy arrives at the same time and immediately becomes suspicious of the Baron. Winning money from the Baron at poker, he marks the bills. He is robbed but as suspected, the money reappears and it is the Baron that has it. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE 'BARON' WAS SMOOTH WITH WORDS AND CARDS...BUT HOPPY CALLED HIS BLUFF! Treachery rides the range as Hoppy mixes with the toughest gang of outlaws ever to rustle a horse. See more »

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8 March 1940 (USA)  »

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Hopalong Cassidy: Uppgörelsen  »

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The twenty-eighth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Followed by Strange Gamble (1948) See more »

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Mi Solo Amor
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A touch of the continental
21 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Morris Ankrum who appeared in several Hopalong Cassidy movies does this one with a touch of the continental. He arrives at Wright Kramer's horse farm with a nice European accent passing himself off as Baron. This baron is really a horse thief, but he's got a pair of quality race horses involved here and he wants them to disguise and help fix races and clean up on bets.

At the same time young Jan Clayton arrives saying she's Kramer's long lost niece. Coincidence or not? It's up to Hopalong Cassidy and Lucky and Speedy to sort it out, or at least Hoppy to and the others follow his lead.

That might not be easy for Lucky Jenkins. He's more impulsive and headstrong than normal in this Cassidy feature. In real life Russell Hayden was married to Jan Clayton at the time.

A good Hoppy feature with Hayden especially standing out.


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