Middling Western

My strange streak of western watching continues with this downright diminutive (62 minutes) detective story, featuring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy. People are being murdered at an inn, and gold claims are at stake.

The story and acting are both simply quaint, albeit without a high degree of depth. To a degree, this can be forgiven as such sophistication wasn't that prevalent in the 40s, but still, it's quite noticable to a modern sensability.

The mystery and suspense are well kept during the show, which really plays like a supersized one-hour comedy. The twists and turns are not unfamiliar, but they're played out that way, which maybe they were at the time. Not bad fare, but you can probably find something out there to engage your further.

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