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Dangerous Venture (1947)

Sue Harmon gets Hoppy and his friends to join their expedition looking for Indian artifacts. Expedition leader Atwood makes a deal with nearby cattle rustler Morgan to loot the Indian ... See full summary »

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Doris Schroeder (screenplay), Clarence E. Mulford (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Rand Brooks ... Lucky Jenkins
Fritz Leiber ... Xeoli - Grandfatheer
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Dr. Atwood
Harry Cording ... Dan Morgan
Betty Alexander ... Doctor Sue Harmon
Francis McDonald ... Kane - Henchman
Neyle Morrow ... Jose - Indian Boy
Patricia Tate Patricia Tate ... Talu - Jose's Sister
Bob Faust Bob Faust ... Stark
Kenneth Tobey ... Red - Expedition Helper (as Ken Tobey)
Jack Quinn Jack Quinn ... Marshal
Bill Nestell ... Pete the Cook
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Storyline

Sue Harmon gets Hoppy and his friends to join their expedition looking for Indian artifacts. Expedition leader Atwood makes a deal with nearby cattle rustler Morgan to loot the Indian treasures instead and sell them. Hoppy is on to their plan and pretending to leave follows them. Not only is he outnumbered by Morgan's men, but California has himself about to be sacrificed in an Indian ritual. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOPPY SEES RED! There's red-blooded action when Hoppy tangles with renegade redskins! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Justiça do Gatilho See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fifty-eighth of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »

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Follows The Frontiersmen (1938) See more »

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Great setting, interesting plot
21 June 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

Hoppy protects a young Indian boy who is being chased and unjustly accused of being the lookout for a band of rustlers since carved amulets are found after each rustling raid. As it happens, the young boy works for the archaeologist Dr. Sue Harmon (Betty Alexander). Doc Harmon and Hoppy are old friends and she persuades him and sidekicks California and Lucky to join in the archaeological dig. Unfortunately, a colleague of hers is no good and joins forces with the head of the rustling gang in a scheme to steal and then sell the Indian artifacts. The scenery in this movie is stunning and having an archaeology expedition as part of the story is refreshing – as is having a woman archaeologist. I was reminded again in seeing this movie how good Hoppy was in fist fights – they are so realistic (unlike fights in some B Westerns).


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