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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:
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Andy Clyde ...
Jay Kirby ...
Johnny Travers
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Tom Jordan
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Steve Jordan
Jan Christy ...
Jean Hollister
Hal Taliaferro ...
Henchman Greg Jordan
Forbes Murray ...
Ben Hollister
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Henchman (as Bob Mitchum)
Byron Foulger ...
Danvers (storekeeper)
Earle Hodgins ...
Bartender, Desk Clerk
Roy Barcroft ...
Rancher Tod Colby
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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Delivers one of the funniest lines in any non-comedy movie
6 November 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I find this an excellent departure from the usual Hoppy routine. The dialog when Hoppy is checking into the hotel is worth the price of admission. Maybe it's just me but I find it side splitting, and a tad more adult than you'd expect from either a Hoppy movie or any movie made in 1943. William Boyd's personality is as winning as ever. Seeing Robert Mitchum's first film appearance is a hoot and George Reeves inclusion is welcome, as always. Both Mitchum and Reeves would be regulars in the Hoppy films for several years, alternating between the bad guy and the good guy. That's all I've got to say on this subject. I have to add some lines to get this to be accepted by IMDb.


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