Strange Gamble (1948) - Plot Summary Poster


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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.

  • In the finale of the Hopalong Cassidy series, Hoppy, California, and Lucky are looking for counterfeiters. They find Mordigan and realize he's the one they are after, They learn how he disposes of the bills but must find out where they are printed. When Moidigan's men attempt to murder them, Hoppy breaks it up and forces Mordigan to accept him as a partner hoping this will lead to the source of the bills.

  • 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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