The Showdown is a 1940 American Western film directed by Howard Bretherton, written by Donald Kusel and Harold Daniel Kusel, and starring William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Morris Ankrum, Jan Clayton, Wright Kramer and Donald Kirke. It was released on March 8, 1940, by Paramount Pictures.


A Baron from Europe is out to steal some race horses, rename them and then race them from the Colonel's ranch. Hoppy becomes suspicious of the Baron, so when he wins money from him at poker, he marks the bills. Then gets robbed, but when the money appears it is in the Baron's hands.

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    director Howard Bretherton
    editor Carroll Lewis
    genre western
    musicBy John Leipold
    producer Harry Sherman
    productionCompany Harry Sherman Productions
    publisher Paramount Pictures