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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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When Hoppy's falsely accused young friend is killed while supposedly trying to escape from jail, an embittered Hoppy is blamed and drummed out of the Texas Rangers.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Teacher Lola Blair is against building the saloon right next to her schoolhouse. When she is kidnapped, Hoppy rescues her and forces the saloon keepers to relocate.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
Bar 20 (1943)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Stagecoach robbers take the money Hoppy was going to use to buy cattle so Hoppy, California and Lin go after them.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, George Reeves
Fool's Gold (1946)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The son of an Army friend is about the join an outlaw gang. Hoppy prevents this and brings the gang to justice.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The usual gang of bad guys is out to grab up all the available ranch land. This time their object is land belonging to Chinese. As an aside, Hoppy leads some archaeologists through parts of California.

Director: Derwin Abrahams
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King
Forty Thieves (1944)
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers
Colt Comrades (1943)
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While oil drilling, Hoppy and California discover an underground well - a potential threat to Jebb Hardin's monopoly on water in the region.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hoppy, California and Lucky are on vacation, but not for long. They come across bank robbers (who drive automobiles, something new). Nevertheless, the Bar 20 guys bring the bad guys to justice.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
Mystery Man (1944)
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hoppy's ranch is threatened by rustlers. Hoppy and the gang oblige as usual.

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Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers
Western
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Caldwell and Nixon have their men rob the stage and then critcize the Sheriff for not catching the robbers. With her father the Sheriff under pressure, Mary sends for Hoppy who finds the ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three bodies turn up in a frontier hotel. Hoppy solves the murders and chases the killers through unusually misty and dark locations.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
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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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Nattens ryttare  »

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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

Hopalong Cassidy: Hold onto this land. Never sell Texas short. You know, what's under the ground might some day be more important to America than what's above it.
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Followed by The Marauders (1947) See more »

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Kids used to adore Hoppy
20 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I see reviews of Hopalong Cassidy movies that denigrate them and refer to them as "average" and "another oater." well, to the kids that sat in the movies on Saturday afternoons and ate salty popcorn, they were great entertainment. They saw Hoppy travel to the mountains of South Texas and never gave a thought to the fact there are no mountains in South Texas. It's as flat as a pancake. The cactus and mesquite trees abound there and not the Joshua trees from California such as you see in Texas Masquerade. None of that mattered to us. We saw a straight arrow hero who didn't even kiss a girl. Too mushy for us kids. He stood for what is right and we looked up to him. We need another Hoppy to ride into the lives of today's kids. Too bad those kind of heroes have vanished from the movies.


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