Yates has hired Petrie and his men to stop logger Kerrigan from fulfilling his contract. When Petrie's man Slade gets the loggers to quit, Kerrigan's daughter arrives with a new crew. When they destroy the flume, Hoppy builds an overhead line to transport the logs. Now desperate, Petrie sets out to blow up the dam and Hoppy takes to the overhead line in an attempt to get there in time to stop him.
Some Easterners intend to seize a tract of valuable timber land. Hoppy must try to stop them before they blow up a major dam.
I had to do a double take when this picture started. My copy of the film has an opening title page that states "Riders of the Timberlane". That just doesn't sound right, and reading one of the trivia posts for the movie describes it as an error on a distributor's release. I tried picturing a timberlane and it just doesn't work.
Victor Jory is back in another Hopalong Cassidy flick and this time he's a good guy, but just to stay in fine form as a villain, he's persuaded by his boss Jim Kerrigan (J. Farrell McDonald), to accuse Hoppy (William Boyd) of being a card cheat so that he and partner Johnny (Brad King) can be run out of camp. It's just a ruse to have the boys infiltrate the bad guy outfit run by Preston Yates (Edward Keane). The strategy works for a while, long enough for Hoppy to make the save for Kerrigan and his men operating a logging operation.
I have to say, the neatest thing about this story was seeing Hoppy and Johnny ride that timber line in the sky, rocketing along looking like it was going about forty miles an hour! They didn't even look like they were hanging on for dear life until Johnny got winged by a bad guy bullet. That was a pretty cool sequence demonstrating how real loggers must have been able to move those massive trunks they cut down (at a much slower pace of course). I never saw anything like that before.
You know it's funny, but for almost every Hopalong Cassidy movie on IMDb, you'll find someone who states it's the best one there is, and someone else that says it's the worst. For me, everyone is about the same in entertainment value as a B Western and this was no exception. Even though I enjoy the heck out of all of them, rating any one of them as more than a '5' or a '6' is pretty much an exaggeration. Edging on for A feature production values, tho economies do occasionally show - off screen explosion, limited time with the real donkey engine or the vintage locomotive. It's not all that strong in the scripting line either.
At the logging camp run by Victor Jory, with a check shirt over his padded vest and a thick Frog accent, another logger has been injured and Tom Tyler (obviously up to no good) has called the men out.
Hoppy, California and Johnny Nelson help out, along with Stewart's rail flat car full of Fighting (& singing) Kinkajous
Much logging activity, including an ambitious montage and Hoppy and Johnny actually finishing off downing a modest size trunk. Another of the deception plots cross cuts Hoppy and the boys on the rail hand car pursued by Jory's train and Stewart racing on horseback to tell the loggers the truth. Climax has our heroes riding the timber high line with Hoppy diving into the lake and disposing of the fire in the hole, where the bad hats are planning on blowing up the dam.
Players of the class of Tyler and Nilsson are punching below their weight but they and the timber scenics add. Technical work is excellent, outside of obvious process photography.
Jory does the same character in LUMBERJACK, which must have helped with stock footage.
There's even an explicit eco-theme, with J Farrel McDonald insisting on planting a tree for every one he chops down, unlike the heavies who covert his timber.
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