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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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Jimmy Rogers ...
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Francis McDonald ...
Sam Nolan
Russell Simpson ...
J.K. Trimble
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
John Martindale
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James Corwin
Robert McKenzie ...
Marshal Rowbottom
Pierce Lyden ...
Henchman Al
June Pickerell ...
Mrs. Emma Martindale (as Jane Terry Pickerell)
Bill Hunter ...
Deputy Lou Sykes
John Merton ...
Henchman Jeff
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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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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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"Never Sell Texas Short"
2 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Texas Masquerade calls for William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy to masquerade as tenderfoot from Boston. He takes the place of a lawyer who is coming to visit relatives and take possession of half a ranch that is in his name.

Some night riders have been trying to scare all the ranchers out of a certain Texas valley. Kindly old Russell Simpson has been lending folks money and then collecting on their properties when they can't pay back. Of course Simpson's behind it all, but the question is why he wants this land so badly.

Hopalong Cassidy fans will enjoy Hoppy's time as an eastern dude and he's even got a knowledge of the law that fools Simpson for a bit. Of course in the end the bad guys are rounded up western style.


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