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The Devil's Playground (1946)

Hoppy, California, and Lucky must rescue Mrs. Evans from the corrupt sheriff and his black-hatted gang of outlaws.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters created by), Ted Wilson (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Rand Brooks ... Lucky Jenkins
Elaine Riley ... Mrs. Evans
Robert Elliott ... Judge Morton
Joseph J. Greene Joseph J. Greene ... Sheriff
Francis McDonald ... Roberts
Nedrick Young ... Curly Evans (as Ned Young)
Earle Hodgins ... Deputy Dan'l
George Eldredge ... U.S. Marshal
Everett Shields Everett Shields ... Wolfe
John George ... Shorty
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Storyline

Hoppy finds a wounded girl and later finds Judge Morton who claims the girl is his daughter and he is looking for her. But Hoppy soon learns the girl is looking for stolen gold she wants to return and the Judge in not her father but only wants the gold. Hoppy and the girl find the gold but the Judge and his men find Hoppy and the boys and trap them in a cabin. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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GUN SMOKE ACTION! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dedo no Gatilho See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The fifty-fifth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Follows Mystery Man (1944) See more »

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Superb Western Parable
3 August 2015 | by dianerpessler-46164See all my reviews

French born director George Archainbaud crafted a superb entry in this series and it is distinguished by one of star William Boyd's finest performances. The action sequences are very exciting indeed and the story is certainly well done by screenwriter Ted Wilson. The characters in this particular film are given depth and allowed the time required to develop as the motion picture progresses. There is certainly the influence of the continental film industry on view, not so much that of German Expressionism as the early work of French pioneers. The setting of the Old West is the perfect stage for this parable of good and evil to play out, reflecting the end of the world crisis in 1946. Stunning black and white cinematography captures the symbolism of the characters themselves and serves as a powerful metaphor for the manner in which moral issues were handled during the period.


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