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Sinister Journey (1948)

Lee Garvin has eloped with the daughter of a railroad man who didn't approve of the marriage. Hoppy steps in when the young man is framed for murder.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Doris Schroeder (original 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
Elaine Riley ... Jessie Garvin
John Kellogg ... Lee Garvin
Don Haggerty ... Harmon Roberts
Stanley Andrews ... Tom Smith
Harry Strang ... Banks
John Butler ... Storekeeper
Herbert Rawlinson ... Marshal Reardon
Will Orleans Will Orleans ... Ben Watts (as Will Orlean)
Wayne C. Treadway Wayne C. Treadway ... Train Engineer (as Wayne C. Tredway)
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Storyline

Having trouble, railroad executive Tom Smith sends for Hoppy. Two of Smith's employees, Roberts and Banks are after his money. First Roberts shoots Smith and leaves a hobo's scarf claiming Lee Garvin paid the hobo to do it. When Lee goes to see the recovered Smith, Roberts shoots him again and says Lee did it. This time Smith is dead and with everyone looking for Lee, Hoppy knowing he is innocent has a plan that will clear him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THERE'S TROUBLE AHEAD FOR THE MOST DANGEROUS JOURNEY OF HOPPY'S CAREER (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1963 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Gun Territory See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

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

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Follows The Showdown (1940) See more »

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More mystery than Western & no action
10 November 2001 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

AKA "Two Gun Territory." Unfortunately, neither of the two guns in the alternate (rerelease?) title belonged to Hoppy. He's completely gunless throughout this movie (is this the only movie in the series in which he never carries a gun?). Although I was tipped off at the outset by his rancher's (non-black) clothes & hat, I did expect at least a little action in this film. It's hardly a "western," in that there are no gunfights involving Hoppy (although others use guns a couple of times), no horse chases, & only one fist fight (again, not involving Hoppy). Lucky doesn't even get to do his "usual thing" with the young heroine, because in this movie, she's married! The plot is set up like a mystery in a western setting; the music soundtrack is also much more that of a mystery movie than a western movie. Plenty of comedy, though, & some of it was pretty good, but this film is one of the poorest in the Hopalong Cassidy series, as well as being one of the last half dozen films Boyd made as Cassidy. Even the Hopalong Cassidy TV series had more action (& certainly more mystery) than this film. Disappointing, even to a great Hoppy fan. I had to rate it only 4/10.


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