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Strange Gamble (1948)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Western  |  8 October 1948 (USA)
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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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Robert Williams ...
Henchman Pete Walters (as Robert B. Williams)
Alberto Morin ...
Ramón DeLara (as Albert Morin)
Joel Friedkin ...
Doc White
Herbert Rawlinson ...
John Murray
Francis McDonald ...
Henchman Longhorn
William F. Leicester ...
Sid Murray (as William Leicester)
Joan Barton ...
Mary Murray
Lee Tung Foo ...
Wong, the cook
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In the 63rd of the series based on the Clarence E. Mulford character, Hopalong Cassidy is working on a counterfeiting case for the government and, with his two pals California Carlson and Lucky Jenkins, enters a town where they meet Nora Murray and her brother Sid, who have come to claim the "Silver Belle" mine. The brother is killed by the gang led by Ora Mordigan, and Cassidy discovers a lost mine where the gang has been holding John Murray, Nora's father, a prisoner and forcing him to print the bogus money. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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very poor pedestrian Hoppy film, the last in the series.
19 April 2015 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

There were 66 films from 1935-1948, all starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy. "Strange Gamble," released in October 1948 was the very last Hoppy FILM made.

Boyd also made some 52 half-hour Hoppy TV episodes between 1952 and 1954. Forty of these were fresh (original) shows co-starring Edgar Buchanan as Red Connors. The others were condensed/edited movies converted into half-hour TV episodes, usually with Boyd narrating parts to aid the editing and condensing. "Strange Gamble" happens to be one of the films which was turned into a half-hour episode; it is episode 3 of TV season 1.

I've seen both the TV episode and the feature film, both by the same name "Strange Gamble." Maybe I am too influenced by the TV episode, but the movie seems like cheap, formula TV. That's my review. Nothing positive to say.


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