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Twilight on the Trail (1941)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Music  |  29 September 1941 (USA)
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Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love... See full summary »

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Nat Kervy
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Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love focus. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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CASSIDY UNMASKS A KILLER...and finds himself in his most dangerous spot yet! See more »


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29 September 1941 (USA)  »

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Antilopedalens hemmelighed  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

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

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Followed by Secrets of the Wasteland (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Funny Old Hills
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Played on guitars by the Jimmy Wakely Trio and sung by them and Brad King
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Right Up There with the Silliest of All Hoppy Movies
18 February 2004 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Aside from Andy Clyde (as California) & Brad King (as Johnny), none of the

usual supporting crew often found in the Hoppy series is here. Perhaps they

read the script & refused to be involved with the film. Hoppy, California, &

Johnny pretend to be private detectives. Are those English accents we hear?

Can't really tell, because they keep switching back & forth anyway (except for Andy Clyde, who does a better job with the accent). I guess the actors wanted a breather from their regular Hoppy roles; they got to dress outside the usual

Hoppy gear, which is often a sign of a lesser Hoppy effort, & that statement

couldn't be truer than here. All three use the most atrocious comedic voices, & California wears a deerstalker hat, smokes a curved pipe, & carries a

magnifying glass, apparently as part of a Sherlock Holmes spoof. This silliness goes on for far too long (the first 36 minutes of the film, to be exact), & it's too poorly done to be effective as comedy, & it certainly is even less effective as a Hoppy western. There are three songs, two of which Johnny sings in a tenor

voice. This film has very little to recommend it, & I rank it as one of the two worst Hoppy movies, along with "Outlaws of the Desert." The best part of the film is when Hoppy announces "Let's get out of these monkey suits," & things do

improve a bit in the last 20 minutes, but not enough to make it a decent film. It would have been a better film if he had made that announcement 19 minutes

earlier. I rate it 4/10.


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