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Undercover Man (1942)

A bandit who robs both Americans and Mexicans is causing each side of the border to blame the other. Hoppy has to settle matters.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

J. Benton Cheney (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Jay Kirby ... Breezy Travers
Antonio Moreno ... Don Tomas Gonzales
Nora Lane ... Donna Louise Saunders
Chris-Pin Martin ... Miguel
Esther Estrella ... Dolores Gonzales
John Vosper ... Deputy Ed Carson
Eva Puig Eva Puig ... Rosita Lopez
Alan Baldwin Alan Baldwin ... Bob Saunders
Jack Rockwell ... Captain John Hawkins
Pierce Lyden ... Henchman Bert
Tony Roux Tony Roux ... Chavez
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Storyline

Hoppy is sent for to see if he can find the outlaw gang working both sides of the border. The gang leader, sometimes dressed as Hoppy and sometimes as Gonzales, has the two sides suspecting each other. But finding an old wanted poster, Hoppy sets a trap. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

TWO HOPALONGS RIDE THE NIGHT! One for Murder! The Other for Revenge! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guldrøverne fra Mexico 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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The 44th of 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Follows Hidden Gold (1940) See more »

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Good mystery & good all around entertainment
10 December 2003 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

Set on the Mexican border, in Sonora, 1887. This is a good Hoppy movie with some interesting differences. Breezy (the young romantic substitute for "Johnny" or "Lucky") makes only a half-hearted attempt at romance, & then gives up easily. Most of the "romance" is actually provided by California, who's interested in Rosita for her cooking skills. It's refreshing to see real Latin actors portraying the Mexicans in this film, & there's much Spanish dialog, as would be expected. The film gets a little preachy a couple of times, encouraging "understanding on both sides of the border." There are several exciting night chase scenes, & a great silhouette shot of Hoppy on Topper. The funniest moment comes when California is vying with Chris-Pin Martin for the affections/food of Rosita, & California, to get the upper hand, kisses all of her children! Hoppy faithful Earle Hodgins has a very small part as a Sheriff. Hoppy is dressed all in black for most of the movie, but at one point looks ridiculous wearing a smoking jacket with his cowboy pants & knee high cowboy boots! Good mystery & good all around entertainment. I rate it 7/10.


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