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Silent Conflict (1948)

Passed | | Western | 19 March 1948 (USA)
One of Hoppy's Bar 20 ranch hands is tricked into participating in nefarious activities after being subjected to hypnosis.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Charles Belden (original 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
Rand Brooks ... Lucky Jenkins
Virginia Belmont ... Rene Richards
Earle Hodgins ... Doc Richards
James Harrison James Harrison ... Speed Blaney
Forbes Murray ... Randall
John Butler ... Clerk
Herbert Rawlinson ... Yardman Pete
Richard Alexander ... 1st. Rancher
Don Haggerty ... 2nd. Rancher
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Storyline

After receiving money for delivering a large herd, Hoppy, California, and Lucky retire to an inn for the night. The next morning both Lucky and the money are gone. At first Hoppy suspects Blaney and his gang but later realizes Doc Richards is responsible. He and his mysterious concoctions have put Lucky under a spell and Hoppy and California set out to find him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOPPY'S OWN BRAND OF JUSTICE IN A DESPERATE, FIST-FLYING, HAIR-RAISING FIGHT TO THE FINISH! (original lobby card poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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The sixty-first of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

Quotes

California Carlson: [Talking in his sleep] I now pronounce you man and wife.
Hopalong Cassidy: California, wake up!
California Carlson: Sweetheart!
[He throws his arms around Hoppy]
Hopalong Cassidy: What are you doing?
California Carlson: Excuse me. You ain't the bride!
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Connections

Follows Santa Fe Marshal (1940) See more »

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Not A Particularly Good Entry In The Series
17 August 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Hopalong Cassidy and pals are at the end of a cattle drive. Hoppy seeks the comfort of sleeping in a bed -- the audience is a-tingle, wondering if he wears black pajamas to match the spotless black shirt he wears on the dusty trail. Meanwhile, perennial series juvenile Rand Brooks is fascinated by medicine-showman Earl Hodgins and his talk of his many great inventions, including a glass eye that can wink. Hodgins also gives Brooks a drink of his special tea. He says it will clear his mind. It will clear it so greatly that Brooks will do whatever Hodgins says, including giving him the money from the drive and agree to kill Hoppy.

That would have been one way to end the series, I thought, when I read the synopsis. If I give you the impression that I was not impressed with the story written by Charles Belden, you are correct. It's silly, far-fetched and there's no way that things will turn out badly for Bill Boyd when he's the producer; it would break the hearts of the youngsters who loved his screen character.

Cinematographer Mack Stengler shoots the vistas very nicely, and anyone who has seen more than three B westerns will instantly recognize the familiar rocks of Lone Pine in this placeholder entry to the series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1948 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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