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Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Western  -  12 March 1943 (USA)
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Sheriff Hoppy has to find a way to bring the bad guys, headed by Tom Jordan, to justice in the Lone Star state. The problem is that they are hiding out beyond his jurisdiction, in Oklahoma.



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Complete credited cast:
Andy Clyde ...
Jay Kirby ...
Johnny Travers
Tom Jordan
Steve Jordan
Jan Christy ...
Jean Hollister
Hal Taliaferro ...
Henchman Greg Jordan
Forbes Murray ...
Ben Hollister
Henchman (as Bob Mitchum)
Byron Foulger ...
Danvers (storekeeper)
Earle Hodgins ...
Bartender, Desk Clerk
Roy Barcroft ...
Rancher Tod Colby


Posing as a cattle buyer, Hoppy crosses over into Oklahoma where the Jordan brother's and their outlaw gang operate outside the law. After receiving an unfriendly reception when he finds them, he, California, and Johnny rustle their cattle and drive across the river into Texas. He hopes they will cross over to retrieve their cattle and then he can arrest them. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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12 March 1943 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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The forty-third of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »


Follows Law of the Pampas (1939) See more »

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Lots of Stars, Little Action
29 December 2003 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Unlike the later Hoppy films, this one doesn't follow a mystery outline. We know who the baddie is from pretty near the beginning, & it's just a matter of catching him. Victor Jory (who had already starred in "The Shadow" & "The Green Archer" serials), is featured in this film. George Reeves (later TV's "Superman") has a small part. And Robert Mitchum has a short line. Jan Christy (the heroine) is prettier than most of the Hoppy heroines. Andy Clyde (as "California") gets a serious beating, & "Johnny" (Jay Kirby) doesn't act as silly as other Johnnies in this series. Sounds like it has a lot going for it, doesn't it? Not so, because there's little action aside from a couple of good fight scenes & about three gunfights. The plot is weak, & it's not helped by the fact that there's no mystery involved. Hoppy wears all black at the beginning & end of the film, & wears his rancher's outfit in the middle. It doesn't even have the usual dose of humor for a Hoppy film. I rate it only 5/10.

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