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The Marauders (1947)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Mystery  -  1 July 1947 (USA)
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A bad guy has used several murders to drive all the inhabitants out of town in order to give his gang access to the oil which lies under the land.

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Andy Clyde ...
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Deacon Black
Dorinda Clifton ...
Susan Crowell
Mary Newton ...
Mrs. Crowell
Harry Cording ...
Riker
Earle Hodgins ...
Clerk Tom
Richard Bailey ...
Oil Driller (as Dick Bailey)
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With a storm approaching, Hoppy and his pals take refuge in a church in an abandoned town, When Riker and his men arrive to tear the church down, Hoppy kicks them out. Riker then has the church surrounded and those inside find themselves prisoners. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOPPY RIDES HERD ON MOB OF LOOTING KILLERS! AND BRANDS THEM WITH BLAZING BULLETS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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1 July 1947 (USA)  »

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King of the Range  »

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

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Follows Dangerous Venture (1947) See more »

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A one room play, cowboy style!
15 August 2006 | by (Easley, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Hoppy, California, and Lucky pass through the abandoned town of Coltsville and enter a church building for shelter before a storm sets in. A tinge of horror movie elements are added for a few laughs at California's expense. During the night the church organ starts playing music. The team finds Susan Crowell and her mother in a vigil to keep the church alive. When a team of men arrive to destroy the church for its salvageable lumber, Hoppy and his pals defend the church until its rightful ownership can be established. During this time the history of the church and town, a mysterious deacon, and Susan's mother unfold as the standoff between those inside and outside continues.

Very few scenes take place outside of the church. As with most westerns there is gun play and fighting. A unique feature of The Marauders is the focus on the tense situation. In a way it is a pleasant break from the routine B western formula. Success can be attributed to a fine cast of actors, strong characters, and a director who was up to the task of doing such a presentation. At least one review of this movie mentioned the fact that the limited scene changes made this production cheap.

The Marauders would be a poor choice as an example of a Hopalong Cassidy movie or the B western genre because it is almost entirely a long story about a standoff. It is, however, a successful experiment within the Hopalong Cassidy series.


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