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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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Jay Kirby ...
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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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OK, but nothing special -- Mediocre Hoppy
22 October 2014 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Nothing special in this Hoppy movie other than William Boyd's winning personality. He shines in all the Hoppy series. I enjoyed his warm, chuckling condescension to most everyone in the movie -- his enemies, his sidekicks, et. al. One good example is when he arrives incognito as a gentleman gambler at a saloon looking for the bad guys. Hoppy sits in at a poker game, taking the favorite (empty) chair of the main bad guy (Victor Jory). Jory walks over later, angry, and tells Hoppy, "Didn't anyone tell you that is my chair?" Hoppy replies, "Yeah, but I am not particular." That cracked me up.

The plot and the actors were nothing special. It was Robert Mitchum's first film roll, a small part. Nothing was asked of him, and he didn't do anything at all special in the roll, sleepy looking as usual, as though they didn't pay him enough. I did like George Reeves' (TV's Superman) acting.

One neat plot ploy was when Reeves was captured by Hoppy and Co., but refused to tell where in the cabin the money was hidden. But Hoppy kept his eye on Reeves as Hoppy's sidekick moved about the room looking for the money. When he got close, Hoppy knew where the money was based on Reeves' flinching reaction! One laughably silly scene was at the end when Hoppy threw his rope to lasso three retreating bad guys together at the same time! Yes, all three squeezed together inside the loop of the rope!


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