18 March 2017 | bkoganbing
No mystery to us
This Hopalong Cassidy film Mystery Man has Hoppy dealing with the Bud Trilling gang. The title of the film comes from the fact that while we know that Trilling is actor Don Costello he's not known to anyone other than his gang. No wanted posters with likeness are circulated so consequently he can move around pretty freely.
Bill Boyd, Jimmy Rogers, and Andy Clyde at the beginning of the film happen to be in town when the gang pulls a holdup at the bank and in a very thrilling gun battle they're captured and hauled away to jail. Costello frees them however and the rest of the movie is a running battle between the Bar 20 crew and the Trilling gang. Costello is a resourceful foe, but you know comes out on top.
Costello certainly regretted he and the gang decided to diversify from holdups to cattle rustling.