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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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From the famous NEA newspaper cartoon. (Lobby cards).


Certificate:

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Little Beaver's horse is named Papoose. See more »

Goofs

Chapter 11: Red has Cherokee's pistol with a rounded grip. After he shoots One-Eye, he carves a notch on a flat bottomed grip. See more »

Quotes

Dan Withers [Ch. 1]: Draw that gun and I'll drill ya! Now get out of here and get quick!
[a henchman shoots Dan]
Little Beaver: Bad men make heap trouble. You hide - I'll get Red Ryder!
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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

Referenced in When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979) See more »

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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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