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Michael Wilson (original screenplay) and
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Follows Mystery Man (1944)See more »


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The real forces of law and order, 30 December 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Douglass Dumbrille an outlaw who Hopalong Cassidy brought to justice once is out on parole and he's got himself a scheme to take out Hoppy as sheriff. He imports a gang of Forty Thieves to town and they run roughshod over the populace at election time. Believe it or not, the symbol of western law and order is defeated at the polls by Kirk Alyn who is a no good and weak gambler and is Dumbrille's stooge.

Of course these kind of crooked shenanigans might be good for the big city east and their political machines, but in the west they don't cotton to that sort of thing. In the end Hoppy with the help of sidekicks Jimmy Rogers and Andy Clyde get things righted and the real forces of law and order triumph.

With some of the commentary it makes Forty Thieves is one of the more interesting Hopalong Cassidy westerns made. The screenwriter Michael Wilson found himself blacklisted as a result of the HUAC hearings and I can see why some right wing yahoos might object to some of the content of this film.

I'd give it a look, it's quite interesting.

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