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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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hoppy, California and Lucky are on vacation, but not for long. They come across bank robbers (who drive automobiles, something new). Nevertheless, the Bar 20 guys bring the bad guys to justice.

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Belle Langtry runs a town being taken over by cattle rustlers. She is also a front for the outlaws, who are led by Steve Fraser. Hoppy gets elected sheriff and cleans up the town with help from the Bar 20 boys.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Some Easterners intend to seize a tract of valuable timber land. Hoppy must try to stop them before they blow up a major dam.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hoppy, California nd Lucky must rescue Mrs. Evans from the corrupt sheriff and his black-hatted gang of outlaws.

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Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Outlaw miners have been stealing ore from Ann Dennis' mine. Hoppy spends much of his time running around in the mine shafts tracking down the crooks.

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Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden
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Teacher Lola Blair is against building the saloon right next to her schoolhouse. When she is kidnapped, Hoppy rescues her and forces the saloon keepers to relocate.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

At the reading of his late cousin's will, California learns the estate will be divied among whoever remains of the seven relatives. With one already dead, another immediately murdered, and ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hoppy is an agent of the federal government investigating the counterfeiting of both U.S. and Mexican money. His only clues are the name "Mordigan" and a drawing of a comet.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Hoppy and new sidekick California Carlson head to California to help out Lucky Jenkins.

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Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

One of Hoppy's Bar 20 ranch hands is tricked into participating in nefarious activities after being subjected to hypnosis.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
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Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three bodies turn up in a frontier hotel. Hoppy solves the murders and chases the killers through unusually misty and dark locations.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
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Deal Marden
George Eldredge ...
Radley
Richard Alexander ...
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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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

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

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Follows Silver on the Sage (1939) 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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