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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.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Harrison Jacobs (original screenplay), William Conselman Jr. (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... Clarence 'California' Carlson
Rand Brooks ... Lucky Jenkins
Elaine Riley Elaine Riley ... Anne Larson
Cliff Clark ... Banker Waite
Joel Friedkin Joel Friedkin ... Professor Alonzo Larson
Kenneth MacDonald ... Bentley (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
Don Haggerty ... Deal Marden
George Eldredge George Eldredge ... Radley
Richard Alexander ... Sam - Henchman
Zon Murray ... Buck - Henchman
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Vingador do Texas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 Unexpected Guest (1947) See more »

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Very good western, especially for a late entry in the Hopalong Cassidy series
20 October 2001 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

Hoppy wears his tan rancher's outfit throughout the film, so we know right off that this isn't going to be a great Hoppy movie. But it is very good, especially for a late entry in the series (this is one of the very last Hoppy films). Trivia section: Elaine Riley is prettier & a better actress than most of the young heroines in the Hoppy series (who were always present to give Lucky or Johnny or whatever young sidekick a mild love interest); she appeared in 5 Hoppy movies, from 1946-48; I was surprised to learn (on imdb) that she's English, she doesn't have the slightest trace of an English accent. We learn that California's real name is "Clarence" (Carlson). We learn that the Big Dome Saloon, in Spring City, offers "free lunches." We learn that in keeping with his wholesome image, Hoppy "never touches" cigars. The silver mine/crooked Westerners vs. naive Easterners plot is interesting, with some turns & several nice touches. There are a couple of obvious gaffs, including Hoppy firing a shot back at his own men during a horse chase (no baddies are even visible around the bend); 5 baddies push a flat lying boulder that must weigh half a ton; & not to be outdone, Hoppy lifts a mine girder that must weigh several hundred pounds! Overall well-done & enjoyable, with three gunfights & good action scenes. I rate it 7/10.


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