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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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HOPPY IS RED HOT! WITH ONLY HIS BLAZING GUN AND FLYING FISTS BETWEEN HIM AND DEATH! (original-half-sheet-poster all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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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 Border Patrol (1943) See more »

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Hoppy's working on the railroad
20 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

For some reason William Boyd decided not to wear his six guns for this film Sinister Journey. It made for a rather actionless climax something Hopalong Cassidy fans are not used to.

This film has Hoppy and his sidekicks Rand Brooks and Andy Clyde answer a call from Hoppy's old friend Stanley Andrews a railroad Vice President. Things are going wrong on his railroad construction gang and he thinks the culprit is his own son-in-law John Kellogg who ran away with his daughter Elaine Riley. Kellogg he thinks is a fortune hunter.

Hoppy, Lucky, and California all met Kellogg and Riley before getting to camp and Hoppy formed a good opinion of him. Good enough that it withstood the revelation of Kellogg's prison time.

There is in fact a plot against Andrews and his family, one very carefully conceived and nearly brought off. And isn't Kellogg who Andrews should have been concerned about.

More plot than most Hoppy films, but a lot less action.


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