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Texas Masquerade (1944)

A gang of outlaws are using force to become possessors of every ranch in the area. Hoppy, of course, is out to stop them.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Jack Lait Jr. (screenplay), Norman Houston (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
Don Costello ... Ace Maxson
Mady Correll Mady Correll ... Virginia Curtis
Francis McDonald ... Sam Nolan
Russell Simpson ... J.K. Trimble
J. Farrell MacDonald ... John Martindale
Nelson Leigh ... James Corwin
Robert McKenzie ... Marshal Rowbottom
June Pickerell June Pickerell ... Mrs. Emma Martindale (as Jane Terry Pickerell)
Pierce Lyden ... Henchman Al
Bill Hunter Bill Hunter ... Deputy Lou Sykes
John Merton ... Henchman Jeff
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Storyline

Maxson and Trimble are using the Night Riders to scare the ranchers off their land knowing there is oil under the ground. Finding a wounded lawyer Corwin, Hoppy assumes his identity. But Sam Nolan knows Hoppy and when he arrives in town the Masquerade is over. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOPPY'S ROOTIN'-TOOTIN' ACTION HIT! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Impostores de Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a map shown at the beginning of the film (probably archive footage), Bar 20 is located in Arizona, North of Prescott. See more »

Goofs

Much of this film takes place in Joshua tree groves. Joshua trees grow in a limited area of California and Arizona, nowhere near Texas. See more »

Quotes

Hopalong Cassidy: [being held under gunpoint by a vengeful Nolan] Well, why don't you get it over with?
Sam Nolan: I'm waitin' for you to beg me not to kill yuh.
Hopalong Cassidy: Don't make it would do much good now.
Sam Nolan: I'm not so sure about that. When a man's dead, nuthin' hurts no more. There must be somethin' that hurts worse than just killin'.
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Kids used to adore Hoppy
20 June 2014 | by zotch40See all my reviews

I see reviews of Hopalong Cassidy movies that denigrate them and refer to them as "average" and "another oater." well, to the kids that sat in the movies on Saturday afternoons and ate salty popcorn, they were great entertainment. They saw Hoppy travel to the mountains of South Texas and never gave a thought to the fact there are no mountains in South Texas. It's as flat as a pancake. The cactus and mesquite trees abound there and not the Joshua trees from California such as you see in Texas Masquerade. None of that mattered to us. We saw a straight arrow hero who didn't even kiss a girl. Too mushy for us kids. He stood for what is right and we looked up to him. We need another Hoppy to ride into the lives of today's kids. Too bad those kind of heroes have vanished from the movies.


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