26 September 2020 | MartinHafer
Decent but unremarkable.
The baddies in this Hopalong Cassidy film are an unusual and distinguished group...including George Reeves, Robert Mitchum an Victor Jory. This is why I decided to score this otherwise unremarkable film a 6 instead of a 5.
When Hoppy and California (Andy Clyde) arrive in town, Hoppy sees a man seemingly saved through a remarkable bit of luck. But Hopalong is no dummy...and quickly realizes that Dan Slack (Jory) is a fraud. But why? Why would he do this? And, what does this fraud have to do with their friend, Johnny (Jay Kirby) and the missing cattle from his ranch? And, if cattle are being stolen, where have they disappeared to, as the canyon seemed to only have one exit...and it was blocked?
This is an okay Hopalong Cassidy film....not bad but also very familiar and with a cute kid...something I actually hate in old B-westerns as they are quite the cliche.