Two outcasts work together at a local junkyard. One is a milquetoast, who idolizes the other for his toughness. Together they decide to check out a mansion of a rich man and find themselves... See full summary »
Dahlonega; 60 miles north of Atlanta; Myra is part Cherokee, a cleaner in the local hotel. She and husband Thomas and unemployed son Terry live in a trailer park. In 1828 gold was found in ... See full summary »
An evil scientist known as "Mr. M." uses a drug he has developed called "hypnotreme" to help steal submarine equipment. Federal agent Grant Farrell is dispatched to find the mysterious villain and stop his nefarious plans.
Stephen Westcott and Ed Martin scheme to put Jane Travers' wagon line out of business. They want to use it take over all the wagon- train traffic going west. Hoppy, California and Lucky must make sure that doesn't happen.
Sue Morgan gets Hoppy and his friends to join their expedition looking for Indian artifacts. Expedition leader Atwood makes a deal with nearby cattle rustler Morgan to loot the Indian ... See full summary »
An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.
In the 56th film of the 66 in the series (and the first one produced by William Boyd Productions instead of Harry Sherman), Hopalong Cassidy undertakes to help out his old friend, Army Colonel Jed Landry. The Colonel's hot-tempered son, Lieutenant Bruce Landry, has struck his commanding officer and is facing a court martial. Bruce deserts and is believed hiding at a robber's hideout-town known as Twin Buttes. Cassidy departs without telling his two pals, Lucky Jenkins and California Carlson, but they learn his destination and follow him. Hoppy arrives at Twin Buttes and attempts to register at the inn ran by Jessie Dixon but she is suspicious and refuses him a room. Cassidy makes friends with "Professor" Dixon, Jessie's father, and is given a room. Bruce is being kept in a hideout by a group of holdup men headed by Dixon, and has fallen in love with Jessie. She advises him to give himself up and face the Army court-martial, rather than participate in a series of shady deals engineered... Written by
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Hoppy goes under-cover to rescue friend's son from clutches of outlaw gang.
Cluttered screenplay short on both action and focus. Best thing is clever idea of "bug- ologist" professor who collects poisonous spiders. Naturally, he heads up the gang. Unfortunately, he's not around for the climax, plus the script doesn't really know what to do with him. Notable too that the cast includes that fine B-movie actress Jane Randolph as the tough-talking saloon girl. Too bad her role sort of fades away. Anyway, I agree with others that this is not Hoppy at its best.
It may be worth noting that Bill Boyd was the uncredited executive producer here, which means he had taken over production from Harry Sherman. That may account for lesser amount of action since Boyd could now make executive decisions, and he was pushing 50, a time maybe to slow down. Note, for example, how he lassos the buckboard guy instead of jumping and wrestling him off the speeding wagon. Fortunately, the actor could fall back on one of the most likable personalities on the cowboy screen, plus here he really looks good in that big hat and long waistcoat. Then too, next to Gene Autry, Boyd was probably the shrewdest businessman riding the matinée range. So, let the younger guys take the falls, which, I think, is what he was in the process of learning here.
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