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Michael Wilson (original screenplay) and
Bernie Kamins (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
23 June 1944 (USA) See more »
THE ODDS AGAINST HIM WERE FORTY TO ONE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »
When he runs for sheriff, Hoppy is beaten by Jerry Doyle, the gutless wonder voted for by every crook in town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy

Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Jimmy Rogers ... Deputy Jimmy Rogers

Douglass Dumbrille ... Tad Hammond
Louise Currie ... Katherine Reynolds
Kirk Alyn ... Jerry Doyle
Herbert Rawlinson ... Buck Peters
Robert Frazer ... Judge Reynolds
Glenn Strange ... Ike Simmons
Hal Taliaferro ... Jess Clanton
Jack Rockwell ... Sam Garms
Bob Kortman ... Joe Garms
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Botiller ... Henchman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Henchman (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Henchman (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Henchman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Drunk Voter (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... Saloon Waiter / Henchman (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Tex Parker ... Henchman (uncredited)
Cliff Parkinson ... Card Player (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Henchman Joe / Poker Player / Bar 20 Hand (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Henchman (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Rancher on Buckboard (uncredited)

Directed by
Lesley Selander 
Writing credits
Michael Wilson (original screenplay) and
Bernie Kamins (original screenplay)

Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters by)

Produced by
Lewis J. Rachmil .... associate producer
Harry Sherman .... producer
Original Music by
Mort Glickman 
John Leipold (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carroll Lewis  (as Carrol Lewis)
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Tobin .... assistant director
Art Department
Henry B. Donovan .... property master (as Henry Donovan)
Sound Department
William H. Lynch .... sound
Jack Noyes .... sound
Visual Effects by
Mario Castegnaro .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Cliff Parkinson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ted Wells .... stunt double (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunt double (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Earl Moser .... wardrobe
Music Department
David Chudnow .... music supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

The fifty-fourth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies.See more »
Hopalong Cassidy:You'll leave, all right: riding, walking or feet first.See more »
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Follows Lumberjack (1944)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of the more action-packed Hoppy films, 22 March 2012
Author: narnia4 from United States

If you love action, this episode is for you. Hopalong Cassidy is of course played by William Boyd, who does an impeccable job as usual. Outside of a few nice appearances by a few regular bad guys and California, there's not much to say about the acting which is fairly standard. The appearance of Andy Clyde as California Carlson is always a plus, but unfortunately Jimmy Rogers as "Deputy Jimmy Rogers" isn't one of Hoppy's better sidekicks. The story is also pretty standard fare.

In my mind, what sets this episode apart from many of the later Hoppy movies is the action. There are several gun and fistfights and Hoppy and company manage to dispatch of many of the "forty thieves" on camera. The final fight on the bridge scene is one of the better ones out of all 66 movies, and there's also a classic gunfight in the saloon along with other more standard gun play.

Overall, its fairly standard in most respects except for lots of action. The other elements prevent this from being up there with the very best, but it stands out among some of the weaker later episodes.

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