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The Dead Don't Dream (1948)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 30 April 1948 (USA)
Three bodies turn up in a frontier hotel. Hoppy solves the murders and chases the killers through unusually misty and dark locations.

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Hoppy, California, and Lucky arrive at an inn for Lucky's wedding only to find it called off as Lucky's fiancee's uncle is missing. He is found murdered and on each of the next two nights a man is found missing the next morning. All three stayed in the same room and Hoppy has lots of suspects. That night he announces the murderer is right here among them and then takes that same room for the night hoping to flush out the murderer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Like an old English murder mystery
17 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A lot less action in The Dead Don't Dream than in a normal Hopalong Cassidy film. This story seems to be taken from some old English murder mystery as Hoppy and his pals become detectives. Not that they were all that much use with Lucky Jenkins getting married and California Carlson just being California.

In fact that's what they're all in the locale for, Lucky is getting married to Mary Ware. The guys stay at a hotel in the middle of nowhere and people keep disappearing out of a certain room at said hotel. Anyone who watches old English murder mysteries knows there's a hidden door someplace. One of the ones disappearing is Mary Ware's uncle, another is the sheriff.

Of course Hoppy figures it all out and Lucky proves to be valuable at the final showdown with the bad guys.

Nice, but not the usual Cassidy type film.

Of course


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