A former Bar 20 cowhand is now a cattle rancher and having trouble with rustlers. Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang ride in and surround the the bad guys. June Winters joins the posse and serves as the romantic partner for posse co-leader Lucky.
Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy ... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes
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 »
On a cattle drive Hoppy, camp cook Windy, companion Lucky, and young Artie Peters encounter an eccentric professor. The professor professes to be searching for the evolutionary missing link... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes,
Hoppy finds a wounded girl and later finds Judge Morton who claims the girl is his daughter and he is looking for her. But Hoppy soon learns the girl is looking for stolen gold she wants to return and the Judge in not her father but only wants the gold. Hoppy and the girl find the gold but the Judge and his men find Hoppy and the boys and trap them in a cabin.Written by
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Catch that spooky opening. I've seen a ton of great daytime shots of the rocky Alabama Hills. This is the first night time segment I've seen and it's very effective. The movie itself is solid Hoppy as the Bar-20 boys try to get the stolen gold before the bad guys. Hoppy also has to deal with a portly sheriff more interested in a poker hand than in law-enforcement.
The chuckles are also more spread around than California's (Clyde) usual silliness. It's a little hard at times knowing who is chasing whom since the cast of speaking parts is bigger than usual. And, unless my recollection is slipping, this is a Hoppy without a single fistfight! Also, catch that neat little twist with the winsome leading lady that leaves Lucky dumbfounded.
In passing—Curly is played by Nedrick Young who had an interesting Hollywood career. As a writer, he penned such popular prestige films as The Defiant Ones (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), and even Elvis's Jailhouse Rock (1957). Many of his credits were under pseudonyms since he was also blacklisted during the McCarthy period. Not the kind of career you'd expect in a Saturday afternoon programmer, to say the least.
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