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False Paradise (1948)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Western  -  10 September 1948 (USA)
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A banker is trying to cheat people out of their silver-rich land. Hoppy learns that the banker is in league with an outlaw gang.



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Complete credited cast:
Andy Clyde ...
Elaine Riley ...
Cliff Clark ...
Joel Friedkin ...
Professor Alonzo Larson
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Bentley (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
Don Haggerty ...
Henchman Deal Marden
George Eldredge ...
Richard Alexander ...
Henchman Buck (Sam in credits)
Zon Murray ...
Henchman Sam (Buck in credits)


After Bentley sells Professor Larson a worthless ranch, Hoppy tells banker Waite there is silver on the ranch. Waite tells Bentley and Bentley tries to buy it back. When he fails, Waite lends money to finance a mine but puts a 30 day due date on it. Hoppy takes over running the mine but Bentley puts his henchman to work to make sure the venture fails. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Release Date:

10 September 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Vingador do Texas  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The sixty-fifth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »


Richard Alexander and Zon Murray played Buck and Sam respectively, but were credited for each other's roles. See more »


Follows Forty Thieves (1944) See more »

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Very good western, especially for a late entry in the Hopalong Cassidy series
20 October 2001 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Hoppy wears his tan rancher's outfit throughout the film, so we know right off that this isn't going to be a great Hoppy movie. But it is very good, especially for a late entry in the series (this is one of the very last Hoppy films). Trivia section: Elaine Riley is prettier & a better actress than most of the young heroines in the Hoppy series (who were always present to give Lucky or Johnny or whatever young sidekick a mild love interest); she appeared in 5 Hoppy movies, from 1946-48; I was surprised to learn (on imdb) that she's English, she doesn't have the slightest trace of an English accent. We learn that California's real name is "Clarence" (Carlson). We learn that the Big Dome Saloon, in Spring City, offers "free lunches." We learn that in keeping with his wholesome image, Hoppy "never touches" cigars. The silver mine/crooked Westerners vs. naive Easterners plot is interesting, with some turns & several nice touches. There are a couple of obvious gaffs, including Hoppy firing a shot back at his own men during a horse chase (no baddies are even visible around the bend); 5 baddies push a flat lying boulder that must weigh half a ton; & not to be outdone, Hoppy lifts a mine girder that must weigh several hundred pounds! Overall well-done & enjoyable, with three gunfights & good action scenes. I rate it 7/10.

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