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Bar 20 (1943)

Stagecoach robbers take the money Hoppy was going to use to buy cattle so Hoppy, California and Lin go after them.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Morton Grant (screenplay), Norman Houston (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
George Reeves ... Lin Bradley
Dustine Farnum Dustine Farnum ... Marie Stevens
Victor Jory ... Mark Jackson
Douglas Fowley ... Henchman Slash
Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Stevens
Robert Mitchum ... Richard Adams (as Bob Mitchum)
Francis McDonald ... Quirt Rankin
Earle Hodgins ... Tom
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Mark Jackson has a scheme to get Adams' land. His gang robs Adams' fiancé of her jewels, robs Hoppy of his cattle money, and then gives that money to Adams to buy back the jewels in exchange for a deed to his land. But Lin recognizes the bills and Hoppy and his pals go after the robbers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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George Reeves plays Hoppy's sidekick Lin Bradley. Reeves would go on to fame in the 1950's playing Superman on TV and in one feature. He never repeated his sidekick role in the Hoppy films. See more »

Quotes

Richard Adams: The bolder the outlaw, the more brazan his actions.
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Followed by King of the Range (1947) See more »

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A rather thick young bridegroom
14 May 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Robert Mitchum who got his start in movies in the Hopalong Cassidy series usually played outlaws in his appearances. But in Bar 20 Mitchum plays an earnest but rather thickheaded and proud young bridegroom who just cannot believe the obvious. The obvious being that his best friend and best man Victory Jory is trying to rob and swindle him.

Bar 20 finds Hoppy and his sidekicks George Reeves and Andy Clyde on a trip to Betty Blythe's ranch to buy some cattle and Hoppy's carrying a wad of cash. Our heroes as it happens rescue Blythe and her daughter Dustine Farnum from a stagecoach holdup though the outlaws get away with her expensive engagement ring.

Later on Hoppy and the sidekicks are robbed of the cash. It's a rather complex series of events that convinces Hoppy that Jory is the one behind it. But no one can convince Mitchum that Hoppy and his sidekicks aren't the bad guys. Apparently the reputation that Hopalong Cassidy has in the west counts for nothing. I'm sure the kids in 1943 who saw this on Saturday afternoon thought Mitchum was the stupidest guy alive.

George Reeves did many Cassidy features himself, but this was his one and only shot at being a regular sidekick. I wonder why Harry Sherman didn't use him further in that role.

A bit more plot than usual distinguishes Bar 20 from the usual Cassidy films. But I'm sure the kids liked it as will you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bar 20 Three See more »

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1.37 : 1
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