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Outlaws of the Desert (1941)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Western | 1 November 1941 (USA)
Hoppy, Johnny and California go to Arabia to buy some horses. There they get involved with a sheik and a harem and a kidnapping plot.

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Sheik Suleiman
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Mrs. Jane Grant
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Marie Karitza
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Faran El Kader
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Mickey Eissa ...
Salim
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Hoppy and his pals accompany the Grants to Saudi Arabia to buy horses. When the Karitga's have El Kader kidnap Charles Grant for ransom, Hoppy engineers his rescue. When they return to the Sheik's camp, El Kader and his men attack. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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1 November 1941 (USA)  »

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3 Vaqueiros na Arábia  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial Los Angeles telecast Friday 10 December 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Followed by The Devil's Playground (1946) See more »

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Hoppy and the sheik
14 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I doubt Outlaws Of The Desert got any closer to Arabia than the Mojave. But this film has Hopalong Cassidy and his two sidekicks Brad King and Andy Clyde going to Arabia to do a little horse trading. They are acting as agents for Forrest Stanley to purchase some Arabian stock to blend with his ranch horses. Stanley is along with his wife Nina Guilbert and daughter Jean Phillips. I can think of much better places for a little getaway myself.

Anyway this family gets victimized by a pair of con artists Albert Morin and Luli Deste. Good thing Hoppy was along and an even better thing he made friends with the local sheik Duncan Renaldo doing his best at a Rudolph Valentino imitation. In fact Renaldo was one of a number of players brought in to be cut rate Valentinos when Rudy was at his height.

I can't think of anything looking sillier I've seen in a while than Bill Boyd, Andy Clyde and Brad King in their western costume riding through the Arabian desert with all those native peoples. They looked so ridiculously out of place.

Only for die-hard Hoppy fans.


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