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Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  28 June 1940 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tommy Cook ...
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
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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).

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

28 June 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras del jinete rojo  »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cy Feuer used the beginning of Stephen Foster's "Oh, Susannah" as Red Ryder's theme. He then worked other Republic music in with that theme. Part of "Oh, Susannah" was even whistled by Little Beaver to signal Red. 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 »

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

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Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
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Beginning of what should have been a great career
21 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the plot is old hash today( most notably Blazing Saddles) it was OK in l940. I am still haunted by the tragic later life of Don Barry. He was really talented and lifted this Saturday western serial genre to another level, although the supporting cast of Republic regulars were top notch thespians. As always, the sound track music(OL Sussana) was superior to anything Hollywood had to offer, and for me, added greatly to the action. I though Barry handled certain scenes as well as James Cagney in The Oklahoma Kid( avenging a father's death down to the last man) Although he had reached the age of 70, Barry was still trying to salvage his image when he shot himself in the presence of police apparently following a domestic quarrel. The great Burt Lancaster, it seems, had been trying to help him. Considering that for twenty nine westerns he was paid between one and two hundred thousand dollars by Republic and had many many parts into the TV era, we ordinary folk must wonder what these people do with their money. But the magic of today's technology enables us to see them at their very best, thank heaven.


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