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Doomed Caravan (1941)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Western | 10 January 1941 (USA)
Stephen Westcott and Ed Martin scheme to put Jane Travers' wagon line out of business. They want to use it take over all the wagon- train traffic going west. Hoppy, California and Lucky must make sure that doesn't happen.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Johnston McCulley (screenplay), J. Benton Cheney (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Jenkins
Andy Clyde ... California Jack
Minna Gombell ... Jane Travers
Morris Ankrum ... Stephen Westcott
Georgia Ellis ... Diana Westcott (as Georgia Hawkins)
Trevor Bardette ... Ed Martin
Pat J. O'Brien ... Jim Ferber
Ray Bennett ... Pete Gregg (as Raphael Bennett)
José Luis Tortosa ... Governor Don Pedro
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Storyline

Jane Travers asks Hoppy to help protect her next caravan against robbers. Westcott and Martin are out to stop them and have their men dressed as soldiers to escort the caravan. The fake soldiers don't fool Hoppy and he and the Bar 20 boys foil that plan. Martin's men then capture everyone but Hoppy and send them off to the firing squad. Now Hoppy has to find a way to save them singlehandedly. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caravana Emboscada See more »

Filming Locations:

Kelso Canyon, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The thirty-second of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Followed by Riders of the Deadline (1943) See more »

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Their boots give them away
1 January 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Nobody's fooling Hopalong Cassidy in Doomed Caravans. Hoppy, Lucky, and California with Andy Clyde in his second appearance in that role are protecting Minna Gombell and her freighting outfit from outlaws Morris Ankrum and Trevor Bardette.

These two guys are outlaws who dream and scheme big. They have nothing less than revolution on their minds as they seek to depose a sitting territorial governor.

And they're a bloodthirsty bunch and superstitious. Ankrum has a troop of cavalry massacred and steals their uniforms to escort and then rob Gombell's supplies. But they're a superstitious lot and think it's bad luck to wear a dead man's footwear. So with their cavalry uniforms they're wearing regular cowboy boots and Hoppy spots that right away.

Nice Hoppy western for his many little Podners, young and old.


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