6.7/10
107
7 user 1 critic

Doomed Caravan (1941)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Western | 10 January 1941 (USA)
Stephen Westcott and Ed Martin scheme to put Jane Travers' wagon line out of business. They want to use it take over all the wagon- train traffic going west. Hoppy, California and Lucky must make sure that doesn't happen.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Johnston McCulley (screenplay), J. Benton Cheney (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 6.8/10 X  

Joe Weiler has instigated a conflict over water rights between two ranchers. The idea is to have the ranchers do each other in then move in and take over. Hoppy and the good guys won't let this happen.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Trail Dust (1936)
Certificate: Open Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hoppy, Johnny and Windy are fighting a malicious gang trying to stop a cattle drive from reaching a drought-stricken North.

Director: Nate Watt
Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, George 'Gabby' Hayes
The Showdown (1940)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

European bad guy Baron Bendor leads some local townsmen in a plot to obtain horses through theft. Hoppy and his sidekicks Lucky and Speedy must find and expose the horse thieves.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A town bedeviled with outlaws sends for Hoppy, Lucky and California after their own vigilante committee fails to solve the towns problems. Hoppy discovers that the bad guys are led by the town boss, and so are the vigilantes.

Director: Derwin Abrahams
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of marshal in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners.

Director: Nate Watt
Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Gail Sheridan
Certificate: Passed Action | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hoppy is busy chasing stagecoach bandits who sing as they rob.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Julie Carter
Border Patrol (1943)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When three Texas Rangers try to investigate kidnapped Mexicans being used as forced labor in the mines of Silver Bullet, they are framed for murder by the town's corrupt sheriff.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby
False Colors (1943)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

To obtain water rights, bad guy Mark Foster murders the heir to a cattle ranch and puts an imposter in his place.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A bandit who robs both Americans and Mexicans is causing each side of the border to blame the other. Hoppy has to settle matters.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Andy Clyde ... California Jack
Minna Gombell ... Jane Travers
Morris Ankrum ... Stephen Westcott
Georgia Ellis ... Diana Westcott (as Georgia Hawkins)
Trevor Bardette ... Ed Martin
Pat J. O'Brien ... Jim Ferber
Ray Bennett ... Pete Gregg (as Raphael Bennett)
José Luis Tortosa ... Governor Don Pedro
Edit

Storyline

Jane Travers asks Hoppy to help protect her next caravan against robbers. Westcott and Martin are out to stop them and have their men dressed as soldiers to escort the caravan. The fake soldiers don't fool Hoppy and he and the Bar 20 boys foil that plan. Martin's men then capture everyone but Hoppy and send them off to the firing squad. Now Hoppy has to find a way to save them singlehandedly. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"So the great Hopalong Cassidy is yellow, eh?" BUT IS HE? See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caravana Emboscada See more »

Filming Locations:

Kelso Canyon, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is one of 54 Hopalong Cassidy features produced by Harry Sherman, initially distributed by Paramount Pictures from 1935-1941, and then by United Artists 1942-1944, which were purchased by their star William Boyd for nationally syndicated television presentation beginning in 1948 and continuing thereafter for many years, as a result of their phenomenal success. Each feature was re-edited to 54 minutes so as to comfortably fit into a 60 minute time slot, with six minutes for commercials. It was not until 50 years later that, with the cooperation of Mrs. Boyd. i.e. Grace Bradley, that they were finally restored to their original length with their original opening and closing credits intact. See more »

Connections

Followed by Undercover Man (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Their boots give them away
1 January 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Nobody's fooling Hopalong Cassidy in Doomed Caravans. Hoppy, Lucky, and California with Andy Clyde in his second appearance in that role are protecting Minna Gombell and her freighting outfit from outlaws Morris Ankrum and Trevor Bardette.

These two guys are outlaws who dream and scheme big. They have nothing less than revolution on their minds as they seek to depose a sitting territorial governor.

And they're a bloodthirsty bunch and superstitious. Ankrum has a troop of cavalry massacred and steals their uniforms to escort and then rob Gombell's supplies. But they're a superstitious lot and think it's bad luck to wear a dead man's footwear. So with their cavalry uniforms they're wearing regular cowboy boots and Hoppy spots that right away.

Nice Hoppy western for his many little Podners, young and old.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed