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False Colors (1943)

Passed | | Western | 5 November 1943 (USA)
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

Writers:

Bennett Cohen (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Jimmy Rogers Jimmy Rogers ... Jimmy Rogers
Douglass Dumbrille ... Mark Foster
Tom Seidel ... Bud Lawton / Kit Moyer
Claudia Drake ... Faith Lawton
Robert Mitchum ... Rip Austin (as Bob Mitchum)
Glenn Strange ... Sonora
Pierce Lyden ... Lefty
Roy Barcroft ... Sheriff Clem
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Storyline

Before he was killed by Mark Foster's men, Bud Lawton willed part ownership in his ranch to Hoppy and his two pals. When the three arrive they find a fake posing as Lawton. When they expose the imposter, Foster gets the Sheriff to jail them for Lawton's murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den kejthåndede bandit See more »

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| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The forty-ninth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Goofs

Right after Hoppy's bar-room brawl with Robert Mitchum's character, Mitchum's face has a number of cuts where he's bleeding, but the next time we see him there are no marks or bruises on his face. See more »

Quotes

Mark Foster: [to his henchmen] ... don't forget, no matter how foolproof a thing might be, one wrong move might ruin everything, so be on your toes, all of you.
Rip Austin: [to the other gang members after Foster has left] I certainly got to hand it to the boss. The whole thing is foolproof.
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Followed by Forty Thieves (1944) See more »

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A solid Hoppy although too light on the humor
27 June 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

Bud Lawton, one of Hoppy's young ranch hands, is ambushed and killed right after he has had a lawyer draw up a business agreement in which he names Hoppy, California and Jimmy as his full partners in his 2/3rds ownership of a ranch that he has just inherited from his estranged father. Hoppy and his sidekicks decide to visit the ranch and upon arrival discover that "Bud Lawton" has returned to the old homestead. The imposter has been hired to do the impersonation by a rat who wants the water rights which go with the property and hopes to get the property by having the imposter convince Lawton's sister to sell the ranch. Douglas Dumbrille as usual does a marvelous job playing the villain, Mark Foster. Of course if this movie is remembered at all by non-B western fans it's because of Robert Mitchum. And what a good job he does. I've seen an early John Wayne western and I can't say that I thought he was anything special but Mitchum does shine in this early film, especially in the poker playing scene and the subsequent barroom brawl with Hoppy. I like Andy Clyde as California but must agree with a previous reviewer that he kinda was asking to get hit after his inappropriate kibitzing at a poker game.


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