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Texas Masquerade (1944)

A gang of outlaws are using force to become possessors of every ranch in the area. Hoppy, of course, is out to stop them.

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Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Western
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Hoppy and Lucky confront a gang of outlaws which has been ravaging stagecoaches and gold mines. The final gunfight is at Ed Colby's mine.

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Forty Thieves (1944)
Certificate: Passed Western
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When he runs for sheriff, Hoppy is beaten by Jerry Doyle, the gutless wonder voted for by every crook in town. When Hoppy moves to have the new sheriff impeached, outlaw leader Tad Hammond ... See full summary »

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Hoppy clears Lucky on a charge of bank robbery and foils the plot of a crooked lawyer to rustle a herd of pedigree cattle and take over the valley.

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In Old Mexico (1938)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
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Escaped criminal "The Fox" hates Hoppy and a Rurales colonel for imprisoning him and lures Cassidy to Mexico in order to exact his vengeance.

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Sunset Trail (1938)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Disguising himself as a milquetoast Easterner who writes Western novels, Hoppy enrolls in a dude ranch in order to unmask the murderer of the owner's husband.

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False Colors (1943)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To obtain water rights, bad guy Mark Foster murders the heir to a cattle ranch and puts an imposter in his place.

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Marshal Rowbottom
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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 Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOPPY'S ROOTIN'-TOOTIN' ACTION HIT! See more »


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8 February 1944 (USA)  »

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Impostores de Texas  »

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Trivia

The fifty-first of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Goofs

Much of this film takes place in Joshua tree groves. Joshua trees grow in a limited area of California and Arizona, nowhere near Texas. See more »

Quotes

John Martindale: I was tryin' to dig this well when they came.
Hopalong Cassidy: [grabbing a handful of soil and smelling it] You have any trouble diggin' this stuff?
John Martindale: Always! Black gumbo keeps oozin' into the hole.
Hopalong Cassidy: This is why Trimble wants your ranch and all the other land in the valley.
California Carlson: You mean that smelly stuff?
Jimmy Rogers: What's it good for?
Hopalong Cassidy: [laughs] There's a young fellah in the East can tell yuh. He's on his way to bein' the richest man in the world on account of it. His name is Rockefeller... John D!
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Followed by Borrowed Trouble (1948) See more »

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Boyd Gets to Do Some Acting in Another Good Hopalong Cassidy
14 October 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

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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