Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949)

Approved | | Western | 15 December 1949 (USA)
In the fourth and last Red Ryder (following "Ride, Rider, Ride", "Roll, Thunder, Roll" and "The Fighting Redhead" in that order) of the Equity Pictures for Eagle-Lion distribution, filmed ... See full summary »


Lewis D. Collins


Fred Harman (characters), Jerry Thomas (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Jim Bannon ... Red Ryder
Don Reynolds Don Reynolds ... Little Beaver (as Little Brown Jug)
Emmett Lynn ... Buckskin Blodgett
Marin Sais ... The Duchess
Don Haggerty ... Steve Stevenson
Karen Randle ... Sue Evans
John Hart ... Mark Palmer
Lane Bradford ... Deuce Sampson - Hired Gun
Marshall Reed ... Bart Osborne
Forrest Taylor ... Miles Stevenson
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Sheriff
Bud Osborne ... Ernie - Stagecoach Driver
Lou Nova Lou Nova ... Bull Mason - Prizefighter (as Lou Nova the Prize Fighter)


In the fourth and last Red Ryder (following "Ride, Rider, Ride", "Roll, Thunder, Roll" and "The Fighting Redhead" in that order) of the Equity Pictures for Eagle-Lion distribution, filmed in Cinecolor, Red Ryder takes Steve Stevenson, who has saved Red's life, to his ranch and gives him a job. Red's aunt, the Duchess, knew Steve's father, who supposedly committed suicide after losing his ranch betting on a prizefight. Steve refuses to believe that his father took his own life and the Duchess backs him up. On the way to town, Red, Steve, ranch hand Buckshot Blodgett and Red's young Indian pal, Little Beaver, break up an attempted stagecoach robbery. Mark Palmer, the gambler who caused the death of Steve's father, is a passenger. In town, Steve meets Sue Evans, who is going to work for saloon owner Bart Osborne. Palmer and Osborne are working together and want Ryder's ranch, and they develop a plan to have Red fight Palmer's pugilist, Bull Massoon. Steve, a boxer in college, takes Red's... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

15 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jack Schwarz Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the last Red Ryder feature film. The series was one of the most popular of the "B" western era. Red Ryder was the famous comic strip creation of Fred Harman and came to the screen in Adventures of Red Ryder (1940), a Republic Pictures serial. Don 'Red' Barry played Red Ryder, and for the rest of his career was billed as Don "Red" Barry. Republic followed that entry with 16 more Red Ryder features but with Bill Elliott in the role. Thereafter, Allan Lane played Red in seven more Republic feature films. After Republic dropped the series, the final four Ryders, produced by Eagle-Lion, had Jim Bannon in the role. See more »


The Duchess: So that ornery varmint finally got what he had comin' to him. Did he talk?
Red Ryder: Well, he couldn't very well, seeing how he's dead.
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