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.

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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Hoppy gets the girl!!
26 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the more plot heavy, story orientated entries in this long running series. Hoppy and his pals help out the female owner of a freight line which has been plagued by robberies. Along the way there's enough action and adventure to keep things nicely rolling along to the finish.

Again, one of the recurrent themes rears it's head as Hoppy is mistaken for one of the villains to start with before he proves his identity.

As mentioned, there is more story in this as Hoppy uses some neat detective work to deduce who the real criminals are. But it's not all work as all the boys pull in this episode! Lucky chases the young girl, California is chased and caught by an ample Mexican woman who also helps the friends escape a trap laid by the crooks. Although, California as always is more interested in the woman's cooking rather than her feminine charms.

Even Hoppy gets lucky with Jane Travers, the owner of the freight company and shamelessly flirts with her throughout the film. It's refreshing to see in this modern age of films where the leading man's romantic interest is usually young enough to be his daughter, that Jane is the same age as Hoppy. An attractive woman, yes, but certainly not in the first flush of youth. Hoppy seems very taken with her and is greatly impressed with her right hook and her overall fiesty personality.

All in all, a good entry in the series and enjoyable on quite a number of levels.


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