At the reading of his late cousin's will, California learns the estate will be divied among whoever remains of the seven relatives. With one already dead, another immediately murdered, and ... See full summary »
Hoppy, California, and Lucky travel to Mesa City for a short vacation. California buys new clothes and carrying his old ones in a suitcase, bumps into escaping bank robbers in the dark. His suitcase gets switched with that of the robbers and he is seen with the money. Hoppy must find the money that has mysteriously disappeared and also the robbers so that he can clear California who is now in jail.Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The fifty-ninth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »
When Hoppy, Lucky and California arrive in Mesa City and are greeted by the mayor, he invites them to sign the city register as guests. Right after Hoppy makes his signature, California does the same, but notice - Lucky Jenkins' signature is already in the book above Hoppy's name, and he didn't even sign in. See more »
I think Bill Boyd had a lot more fun toying with Rand Brooks and Andy Clyde about taking a little time for a vacation from the Bar 20 than he did when he actually got to Mesa City. Because when they got there Hoppy, Lucky, and California get hip deep in a bank robbery or at least the solving of it.
This Cassidy feature has a lot more humor than most, it almost plays like a comedy. Not quite though because Hopalong Cassidy was still a most serious cowboy hero to the youth of the nation. It all involves Andy Clyde spending some money for a new suit and a suitcase to pack it in. It gets switched with the suitcase the robbers hid the loot in. Hoppy baits a most clever trap to get the outlaws.
In keeping with the times over in Mesa City one of the characters comes into town driving one of those newfangled horseless carriages. Hoppy says it's the way of the future, but California is both curious and intimidated by the contraption.
One of the better films in the latter part of the Hopalong Cassidy series.
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