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Dangerous Venture (1947)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  23 May 1947 (USA)
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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 »

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Francis McDonald ...
Henchman Kane
Neyle Morrow ...
Jose
Patricia Tate ...
Talu
Bob Faust ...
Henchman Stark
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Red (as Ken Tobey)
Jack Quinn ...
The Marshal
Bill Nestell ...
Pete, the Cook
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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 treasures instead and sell them. Hoppy is on to their plan and pretending to leave follows them. Not only is he outnumbered by Morgan's men, but California has himself about to be sacrificed in an Indian ritual. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOPPY'S ON THE WARPATH...In The Most Exciting Adventure Of His Career! See more »


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23 May 1947 (USA)  »

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Justiça do Gatilho  »

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

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Good intro to Hoppy
29 June 2003 | by (Roanoke, Va.) – See all my reviews

I just saw this flick today on the Westerns Channel. It is my first look at William Boyd aka Hopalong Cassidy. I have seen several other Western stars like Tom Mix, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and I must saw from an early examination, Hoppy seems to be slightly more engaging than the others in his company. This B-movie is also helped by a supporting cast, which seems to remind one of the cast of "Stagecoach" with the likes of Andy Devine which to me made the movie as memorable as John Wayne's performance as Ringo. This is one of the best B-Westerns I've seen so far. Don't expect the intellectual depths of "Red River" or "The Searchers," but for a good time and a nice glimpse into what it must have been like to be a kid watching a serial in the 40s (long before my time), check this one out!


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