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False Paradise (1948)

A banker is trying to cheat people out of their silver-rich land. Hoppy learns that the banker is in league with an outlaw gang.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Hopalong Cassidy
... California Carlson
... Lucky Jenkins
Elaine Riley ... Anne Larson
... Waite
Joel Friedkin ... Professor Larson
... Bentley (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
... Deal Marden
George Eldredge ... Radley
... Sam
... Buck
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After Bentley sells Professor Larson a worthless ranch, Hoppy tells banker Waite there is silver on the ranch. Waite tells Bentley and Bentley tries to buy it back. When he fails, Waite lends money to finance a mine but puts a 30 day due date on it. Hoppy takes over running the mine but Bentley puts his henchman to work to make sure the venture fails. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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10 September 1948 (USA)  »

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O Vingador do Texas  »

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The sixty-fifth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Richard Alexander and Zon Murray played Buck and Sam respectively, but were credited for each other's roles. See more »

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Follows Range War (1939) See more »

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There's silver in them their hills
15 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Hopalong Cassidy and his sidekicks Lucky and California come to the aid of Professor Joel Friedkin and daughter Elaine Riley who've just bought a seemingly worthless piece of property to settle down and ranch on. But there just might be silver on the property. It will take a lot of money to mine it before a profit can be shown. Still there's a potential Comstock Lode on the place.

And land agent Kenneth MacDonald and banker Kenneth MacDonald want that land back real bad and do what they have to to get it back. Of course Hoppy and his sidekicks triumph in the end.

Friedkin was playing the nutty professor who left the serious thinking to his daughter while he and California go out chasing butterflies. He was a science professor and I could never quite wrap my head around the concept that Andy Clyde would have any kind of acquaintance with scholar no matter how wacky. Andy's comedy was a bit more forced here than usual.


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