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False Colors (1943)

Passed | | Western | 5 November 1943 (USA)
To obtain water rights, bad guy Mark Foster murders the heir to a cattle ranch and puts an imposter in his place.

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Before he was killed by Mark Foster's men, Bud Lawton willed part ownership in his ranch to Hoppy and his two pals. When the three arrive they find a fake posing as Lawton. When they expose the imposter, Foster gets the Sheriff to jail them for Lawton's murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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

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Right after Hoppy's bar-room brawl with Robert Mitchum's character, Mitchum's face has a number of cuts where he's bleeding, but the next time we see him there are no marks or bruises on his face. See more »

Quotes

Hopalong Cassidy: Your ears didn't fool yuh.
California Carlson: Nuthin' escapes me. I got ears like a mule.
Hopalong Cassidy: Something to that too!
California Carlson: [California realizes he has been insulted and does a double take]
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Followed by The Dead Don't Dream (1948) See more »

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Where Oh Where is Johnny or Lucky?
6 May 2003 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Although Hoppy appears dressed all in black throughout this film, it's not one of the better Hopalong Cassidy outings. Interesting highlights are a fight between Hoppy & Robert Mitchum (at one point William Boyd's stunt double is quite obvious), & Hoppy's shooting a gun out of Mitchum's hand. Hoppy always had two sidekicks. One was the scruffy oldtimer (first done to perfection by George "Gabby/Windy" Hayes & later played by Andy Clyde as "California"). The second sidekick was usually named "Johnny" or "Lucky." The "Johnnies" & the "Luckies" of the Hoppy films were often handsome young actors who had trouble acting. The idea was to give the women in the audience something to look at, & to provide a romantic interest when "Johnny" or "Lucky" fell for the heroine. "False Colors" makes me yearn for a Johnny or a Lucky, because the "Jimmy" (Rogers) in this film is neither attractive to look at, nor can he act. As a matter of fact, he's the worst actor of any junior sidekick in the Hoppy movies, and he appeared in several of them. Aside from having a famous dad (Will Rogers), why they needed this guy is beyond me! His attempts at providing a romantic interest are unintentionally laughable. I rate this 5/10.


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