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Santa Fe Marshal (1940)

U.S. Marshal Hopalong Cassidy is called when a town becomes overrun with bad guys. Disguised as a member of a medicine show, Hoppy discovers that the ringleader is none other than sweet li'l ol' Ma Burton.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Harrison Jacobs (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Bill Hopalong Cassidy
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Marjorie Rambeau ... Ma Burton
Bernadene Hayes ... Paula Tate (Paula Bates in credits)
Earle Hodgins ... Doc Rufus Tate (Doc Bates in credits) (as Earl Hodgins)
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Axel - Medicine Show Wagon Driver
Kenneth Harlan ... Blake - Henchman
William Pagan William Pagan ... Flint - Henchman
George Anderson George Anderson ... Tex Barnes
Jack Rockwell ... John Gardner
Eddie Dean ... Town Marshal
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Storyline

Marshal Hoppy has been called in to investigate payroll robberies and arrives posing as Marvelo the mind reader. When Lucky arrives Hoppy has him pose as the expected Marshal. Hoppy works his way into the gang led by Ma Burton and sets a trap for them. But once again Lucky slips up revealing the masquerade and Hoppy finds himself a prisoner in a burning building. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den ukendte rytter See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harry Sherman Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 27th of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Quotes

[Doc Tate wants Hoppy to join his medicine show as a guitar-playing troubadour]
Doc Rufus Tate: All cowboys nowadays play guitar.
Hopalong Cassidy: Well, this is one cowboy that never played a gee-tar and never will.
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Part of his incognito
24 November 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Santa Fe Marshal Bill Boyd is on a mission to round up a notorious gang operating in the Santa Fe area with an appointment as US Marshal on a temporary basis. The law and the title character of the film is played by future cowboy hero star Eddie Dean and he's up against it. After all who would dream that the brains of the outlaw gang is sweet little old lady Marjorie Rambeau.

Even though Hoppy is flying solo in this, Lucky Jenkins leaves the Bar 20 to help him anyway. Russell Hayden's rambunctiousness nearly wrecks Hoppy's undercover, but Boyd finds use for him.

One should see Santa Fe Marshal for Marjorie Rambeau, she gives one great performance here. And as always Earl Hodgins who did more westerns than there were pepper grains in my coleslaw last night is always good. Here Hodgins plays a less than honest but likable medicine show impresario. Hoppy also uses them for a cover as well.

Hoppy did not have his usual black outfit with his two six guns. Instead he's in suit with gun in shoulder holster. Part of his incognito. But he's still Hopalong Cassidy gallant knight of the frontier.


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