U.S. Marshal Hopalong Cassidy is called when a town becomes overrun with bad guys. Disguised as a member of a medicine show, Hoppy discovers that the ringleader is none other than sweet li'l ol' Ma Burton.
Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »
George 'Gabby' Hayes
Some years before, a vicious criminal and master of disguise known as 'The Fox' is captured by Rurales Colonel Gonzalez and Hoppy working undercover. When 'The Fox' escapes from prison, he vows to exact vengeance from the two lawmen. He lures Cassidy south of the border with a forged letter from Gonzalez and murders Gonzalez in cold blood. Aiding 'The Fox' in his plans is his sister Janet, to whom the chivalrous Hoppy finds himself attracted.Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One of the few "direct" sequels in the Cassidy series, this entry continues where "Borderland" left off. See more »
Rurales Colonel Gonzales:
[being held by the Fox under gunpoint]
Los Mexicanos - my people - have a saying, Senor - every man he die sometime - what difference does it make when... or where... or how? Get it over with, Senor.
[the Fox shoots him]
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As the title says Hoppy, Lucky, and Windy go south of the border In Old Mexico paying a visit to Al Ernest Garcia playing old friend Don Carlos Gonzalez in answer to a summons. Not like Don Carlos isn't happy to see an old friend, it's just that he didn't do any summoning.
That note was written by escaped criminal Paul Sutton a notorious outlaw known as The Fox who has escaped a hanging and looking to settle the score with Hoppy and Don Carlos's son Trevor Bardette who is a colonel in the Mexican Rurales. They put The Fox away once.
Sutton kills Bardette outright but still has Hoppy to deal with. What was unusual here for a Cassidy western is that most criminals had a healthy respect for Hoppy's instincts. Sutton has them, he just doesn't care. Sutton has a carefully laid plan to put Hoppy in his hands and it's going according to schedule or so he thinks.
In fact Betty Amann plays a femme fatale in charge of seducing Mr. Cassidy. Bill Boyd is up to her tricks as well.
It's all good in the end though as you would expect a Hopalong Cassidy picture would be.
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