Maxson and Trimble are using the Night Riders to scare the ranchers off their land knowing there is oil under the ground. Finding a wounded lawyer Corwin, Hoppy assumes his identity. But Sam Nolan knows Hoppy and when he arrives in town the Masquerade is over. Written by
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The fifty-first of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »
[being held under gunpoint by a vengeful Nolan]
Well, why don't you get it over with?
I'm waitin' for you to beg me not to kill yuh.
Don't make it would do much good now.
I'm not so sure about that. When a man's dead, nuthin' hurts no more. There must be somethin' that hurts worse than just killin'.
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Boyd Gets to Do Some Acting in Another Good Hopalong Cassidy
A gang of outlaws is burning out ranchers and then their front man is buying out the settlers at bargain prices. But when a pal of Hopalong's is killed, Cassidy goes to investigate, disguising himself as foppish, milk-drinking Bostonian to do so in an amusing comic turn.
Boyd, a capable but bland actor was made for this sort of western, and given the series' start at Paramount, it had a level of gloss, both in the writing and production that almost all B westerns lacked. Veteran George Archimbaud directs and the cast includes the always excellent Andy Clyde, Russel Simpson as the lead villain, the almost forgotten J. Farrel MacDonald, and Mady Correll as the female lead -- not the love interest, since Hopalong never smoked, drank or paid attention to women. A pleasant way to kill an hour.
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