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The Adventures of Red Ryder
The Adventures of Red Ryder
Actors: Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery, Tommy Cook, Maude Allen, Vivian Austin
Directors: John English, William Witney
Genres: Westerns
NR     2000     3hr 25min

This classic 12-chapter cliffhanger, produced by republic Pictures, finally comes to Home Video! A proverbial theme of good vs. evil as Red Ryder (Don Barry) rounds up other ranchers like him to fight crooked banker Cal...  more »


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Actors: Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery, Tommy Cook, Maude Allen, Vivian Austin
Directors: John English, William Witney
Creators: Hiram S. Brown Jr., Barney A. Sarecky, Franklin Adreon, Norman S. Hall, Ronald Davidson, Sol Shor
Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Studio: Vci Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 10/31/2000
Original Release Date: 06/28/1940
Theatrical Release Date: 06/28/1940
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 3hr 25min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

1940's Red Ryder and Little Beaver Volume 1, come to DVD!
forrie | Nashua, NH United States | 11/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many now only relate to "Red Ryder's Genuine Carbine Action Two-Hundred Shot Lightning Loader Range Model Air Rifle" made famous in the 1983 Christmas movie, "A Christmas Story". This story was about a 10 year old boys obsession with getting Red Ryder's air rifle for Christmas.Well now, we can all see this famous no-nonsense cowboy and his little sidekick Indian boy, Little Beaver in action. This was a perfect pair & their complete honorable taming of the west.Red Ryder & Little Beaver adventures dominated the comic strips in the 1930's - 1950's. Late in the 30's REd Ryder came to the screen in a 12 action packed episode serial. Pretty good stuff and a sample coming attraction of this early Red Ryder serial is included on this double feature DVD.The 1940's Red Ryder introduced the most popular Red Ryder with Wild Bill Elliot and Robert Blake an Little Beaver. This duo went on to make over a dozen Red Ryder movies in the 40's.
This Double Feature remastered DVD Full Screen Black/White includes 2 of thier movies.An Antonio Kid (1944 / 52 minutes) - greedy outlaws pursuit of the coveted "Black Gold" by terrorizing ranchers.Cheyenne Wildcat (1947 / 50 minutes) - Red becomes the object of desire of 2 ladies while he & Lil' Beaver pursue outlaws. This is wholesome fun family entertainment. Red & Lil' Beaver compliment each other and there is genuine onscreen friendship chemistry between them. This is fun stuff. Nice addition to the old western DVD library. Also included is a movie billboard & comic strip montage extra.Also, now we see why Ralphie Parker from "A Christmas Story" obsessed over Red Ryder!!! Enjoy."
Michael Anthony Brenton | The Other Side of the Known Universe | 10/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"DON BARRY is the cowboy hero RED RYDER in this 12-PART SERIAL from Republic Pictures, circa 1940. It seems there is a CROOKED BANKER who is trying to steal land from good, honest, hard-working LANDOWNERS! So it is up to RED RYDER to save the day! NOAH BEERY plays Ace Hanlon while TOMMY COOK plays Little Beaver! You will THRILL to the CLIFFHANGERS in this serial, which is definitely an above-average example of the long forgotten art form! The EXTRAS are pretty sweet this time around too, partner! There is the PILOT for the RED RYDER TELEVISION SERIES, an interview with Don Barry himself and reproductions of LOBBY CARDS and POSTERS! If you were not a fan way back when, you sure shooting can become one now!"
J JARVIS | HOLT, NORFOLK United Kingdom | 05/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don`t believe this one ever got to the U.K. when i was riding the range at Saturday cinema. One word. Wonderful. My memories of serials in the early 50`s here in U.K. were Blackhawk. Possibly the best ever. Jungle Girl, Captain Video,SirLancelot,Superman,and White Eagle. Now at almost 60 years old to be able to relive those happy years once again with a serial like Red Ryder plus a TV episode with one of my favorite cowboys Rocky Lane is beyond words.The D V D transfer is very good its a treat to be able to see a good quality picture at last. I`ve had enough of poor quality slow speed video copy`s and as for some of the material some people get away with on the net. I urge you forget the rubbish and go for D V D and make Red Ryder your first choice. Come on company`s lets have some more..."
Red Ryder-Memories
H. Headley | Annapolis, Maryland United States | 08/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"These two western "B" movies from the 40's are typical of the westerns of the war years. The second movie, "Cheyene Wildcat" is the best of the Elliott "Ryder" movies. A big plus is Robert Blake (Baretta) playing Little Beaver! Another big plus, is Roy Barcroft as the mean villian. As with all the old movies coming out in DVD, the quality is very good.
If you are over 60 you'll enjoy the memory-if you are under 60 you get to see a time when good triumphed over evil!"