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Three Men from Texas (1940)

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Hoppy and new sidekick California Carlson head to California to help out Lucky Jenkins.

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Texas Ranger Captain Andrews
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Pico Serrano
Esther Estrella ...
Paquita Serrano
Davison Clark ...
Ed Thompson, Town Banker
Dick Curtis ...
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George Lollier ...
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Glenn Strange ...
Ben Stokes
Neyle Morrow ...
Juanito (as Neyl Marx)
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This 31st entry of the 66 films in the Hopalong Cassidy series marks the first of 35 consecutive appearances, in the remaining films of the series, of Scottish-born comedian Andy Clyde in the role of "California Carlson", although his introduction in this film is as "California Jack" Carlson and his credentials won't bear much scrutiny. The film finds local officers in an outlaw-infested town in California helpless to cope with the situation and a citizens committee comes to Texas and appeals to the Texas Rangers for help in organizing the forces of law and order. Captain Andrews of the Rangers offers the assignment to Hopalong Cassidy and Lucky Jenkins, but Cassidy, whose period of service in the Rangers is almost over, refuses. The as-usual impetuous Lucky takes the job alone. While on patrol duty, Cassidy is following the trail of a large herd of rustled horses and discovers the hide-out of the Bruce Morgan gang. The place is deserted except for a garrulous old cook who calls ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drei Männer aus Texas  »

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The thirty-first of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Hopalong Cassidy: How far is it into the town?
California Carlson: Oh, maybe six or seven miles as the crow flies, but us not bein' crows, we'll cover about ten between here and there.
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Well done but also very typical of the genre
9 August 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This Hoppalong Cassidy (William Boyd) film is well made and extremely typical of the genre. And, like most of the B-westerns I've enjoyed, it's not mired down with a lot of unnecessary and silly songs.

The film begins with authorities in California begging the Texas governor to send a crack Ranger to their state to help them restore law and order. Surprisingly, Hoppy isn't interested in the job but his young friend Lucky does the job instead. Soon, however, Hoppy is pulled into California. And, he brings along a new sidekick--aptly named California. Together with Lucky, the trio work on restoring justice. And, as if VERY typical of the genre. there's a baddie who has a large group of hired guns who's intent on stealing the land of all the little guys.

About the only unusual aspect of the film is that it's surprisingly violent for a B-western. As for the acting, Cassidy seems quite natural and the film is enjoyable throughout. Not a must-see but a decent little time-passer.


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