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.
Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy ... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Joe Weller has instigated a conflict over water rights between two ranchers. The idea is to have the ranchers do each other in then move in and take over. Hoppy and the good guys won't let this happen.
A town bedeviled with outlaws sends for Hoppy, Lucky and California after their own vigilante committee fails to solve the towns problems. Hoppy discovers that the bad guys are led by the town boss, and so are the vigilantes.
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.
Hoppy is leading a scientific expedition and the Chinese who have a hidden settlement nearby are trying to stop them. Saulters and his outlaw gang are also in the area looking for a gold mine. When Saulters men attack, the gold mine is found. Hoppy agrees to file for the Chinese and heads after Saulters in the chase to the land office. Written by
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What a great movie. The storyline was truly ahead of its time, during a period of flagrant racism in the 1940's. It was great to see Cassidy stand up for the weaker Chinese immigrants. I loved the ending when Cassidy rides to the land office to claim the mine for the Chinese immigrants that discovered it. I was really surprised to find a movie from this time period that was actually a very accurate portrayal of early 19th century Chinese immigration. The early Chinese settlers came from the Canton province of mainland China, where they were drawn to the West with opportunities in the railroad expansion connecting together the eastern US with the western US. A treasured movie indeed.
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