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Forty Thieves (1944)

When he runs for sheriff, Hoppy is beaten by Jerry Doyle, the gutless wonder voted for by every crook in town. When Hoppy moves to have the new sheriff impeached, outlaw leader Tad Hammond ... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Michael Wilson (original screenplay), Bernie Kamins (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Jimmy Rogers Jimmy Rogers ... Jimmy Rogers
Douglass Dumbrille ... Tad Hammond
Louise Currie ... Katherine Reynolds
Kirk Alyn ... Jerry Doyle
Herbert Rawlinson ... Buck Peters
Robert Frazer ... Judge Reynolds
Glenn Strange ... Ike Simmons
Hal Taliaferro ... Clanton
Jack Rockwell ... Sam Garms
Bob Kortman ... Joe Garms
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Storyline

When he runs for sheriff, Hoppy is beaten by Jerry Doyle, the gutless wonder voted for by every crook in town. When Hoppy moves to have the new sheriff impeached, outlaw leader Tad Hammond hires forty gunslingers to stop him. Stop Hoppy? Hah! Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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COME AND GET ME! That was Hoppy's challenge to the forty gun men! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quarenta Ladrões See more »

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Production Co:

Harry Sherman Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The fifty-fourth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Quotes

Hopalong Cassidy: You'll leave, all right: riding, walking or feet first.
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Follows Wide Open Town (1941) See more »

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Despite several highlights, this was disappointing for Sherman's last Hoppy film
9 May 2003 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

Set in Buffalo Buttes, the opening is exciting as the film starts with a gunfight on horseback. Hoppy starts off dressed all in black, which usually indicates a hit more than a miss, but then changes to a gentleman's outfit before changing back to black near the end. On the positive side, Earle Hodgins has a (too short) role as a drunk, California is in two real (not comic) fistfights, & gets beat up in both, & there are four gunfights. On the negative side, Jimmy Rogers appears as Hoppy's young sidekick & as always, he can't act (unless you consider "slouching" to be "acting"), is not handsome (as many of the young sidekicks were), & gets beat up in the one fist fight he engages in. Great scene: Hoppy puts guns in the holsters of the baddies, but they're afraid to use them; as Hoppy walks away from them, they shoot. Another great scene: a dozen men in a saloon advance at Hoppy all shooting; as he hides behind the bar, he shoots the lights out, then surprises them from the side of the bar. Despite these highlights, this was disappointing for Sherman's last Hoppy film. I rate it 5/10.


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