Stephen Westcott and Ed Martin scheme to put Jane Travers' wagon line out of business. They want to use it take over all the wagon- train traffic going west. Hoppy, California and Lucky must make sure that doesn't happen.
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.
The usual gang of bad guys is out to grab up all the available ranch land. This time their object is land belonging to Chinese. As an aside, Hoppy leads some archaeologists through parts of California.
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 »
Jane Travers asks Hoppy to help protect her next caravan against robbers. Westcott and Martin are out to stop them and have their men dressed as soldiers to escort the caravan. The fake soldiers don't fool Hoppy and he and the Bar 20 boys foil that plan. Martin's men then capture everyone but Hoppy and send them off to the firing squad. Now Hoppy has to find a way to save them singlehandedly. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nobody's fooling Hopalong Cassidy in Doomed Caravans. Hoppy, Lucky, and California with Andy Clyde in his second appearance in that role are protecting Minna Gombell and her freighting outfit from outlaws Morris Ankrum and Trevor Bardette.
These two guys are outlaws who dream and scheme big. They have nothing less than revolution on their minds as they seek to depose a sitting territorial governor.
And they're a bloodthirsty bunch and superstitious. Ankrum has a troop of cavalry massacred and steals their uniforms to escort and then rob Gombell's supplies. But they're a superstitious lot and think it's bad luck to wear a dead man's footwear. So with their cavalry uniforms they're wearing regular cowboy boots and Hoppy spots that right away.
Nice Hoppy western for his many little Podners, young and old.
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