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Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 28 June 1940 (USA)
Mesquite banker Calvin Drake plans to profit from the Santa Fe Railroad's acquisition of right-of-way by gaining control of the land in the territory. In the ensuing war of intimidation ... See full summary »

Writers:

Fred Harman (based upon the NEA newspaper featre by), Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Red Ryder
Noah Beery ... Ace Hanlon
Tommy Cook ... Little Beaver
Maude Allen Maude Allen ... Duchess Ryder (as Maude Pierce Allen)
Vivian Austin ... Beth Andrews (as Vivian Coe)
Harry Worth ... Calvin Drake
Hal Taliaferro ... Cherokee Sims
William Farnum ... Colonel Tom Ryder [Ch. 1]
Bob Kortman ... One-Eye Chapin
Carleton Young ... Sheriff Dade
Ray Teal ... Henchman Shark [Chs. 1-2]
Gene Alsace ... Deputy Lawson
Gayne Whitman ... Harrison
Hooper Atchley ... Commissioner Treadway [Chs. 11-12]
John Dilson ... Hale - Rail Road Official [Ch. 1]
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Storyline

Mesquite banker Calvin Drake plans to profit from the Santa Fe Railroad's acquisition of right-of-way by gaining control of the land in the territory. In the ensuing war of intimidation against the ranchers, Ira Withers is killed and Red Ryder and his father, Colonel Tom Ryder, form an organization to drive the gunmen and outlaws out of the territory. Colonel Ryder is killed by One-Eye Chapin and Red vows vengeance. Sheriff Dade is in league with the Drake faction, including Ace Hanlon. The Duchess, Red's aunt, is about to lose her ranch. Red learns of a plan to dynamite a dam providing the water supply, and saves Beth Andrews, daughter of the former sheriff, Luke Andrews who was also murdered by Drake's men. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Your favorite ranger makes his screen debut in a blaze of six-gun thrills! (original print ad) See more »


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Trivia

Red Ryder was originally a character called Bronc Peeler; the name Red Ryder was a registered trademark, administered by a firm called Red Ryder Inc. that protected the trademark and oversaw any use of that character in other media than the original comic strip. The company ceased operations in the 1960s. See more »

Goofs

The flags shown at the beginning of Chapter 1 are incorrect for the time. The Texas Confederacy flag with seven stars shown, this flag was used from 1861 to 1865. According to the movie it is 1870. The thirty-eight star U.S. flag shown was used from 1877 to 1890. See more »

Quotes

Ace Hanlon: One-Eye, you take the boys down and see if you can't convince Wells to sell at the *right* price.
One-Eye Chapin: It worked before, Ace. It oughta this time.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits show a cartoon strip of "Red Ryder" with a "live" picture of Don "Red" Barry embedded in a panel. See more »

Connections

Featured in Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
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18 February 2002 | by tomwalSee all my reviews

If you love serials,this one belongs in your top ten.Directed by the ace team of Whitney and English,this production is first rate all the way.Red Ryder,played by Don Barry,seeks revenge against the outlaws that killed his father,and are grabbing all the ranches.There are no mystery villians,but with Noah Berry sr.,Harry Worth,and Bob Kortman leading the cast of heavies,who needs mystery men? Along with an exciting music score by Cy Feuer,and fine photography by William Nobles,this one is aces all the way. Note:This is on dvd and tape.The dvd has great picture and sound and lots of extra features.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Red Ryder See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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