CTVA Western - "Red Ryder" (Republic)(1940's) (theatricals edited  for tv syndication circa 1955)

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - TV Western series
Red Ryder
Episode/Film Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Louis H. Allgood
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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RED RYDER
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Red Ryder Productions
Republic Pictures Corporation/ Eagle Lion (original theatricals) (1940's)
Hollywood Television Service Inc.
(repackaged theatricals for television) (circa 1955)

Flying "A" Productions (Gene Autry) (unsold TV pilot circa 1955)
for
Syndication

US Western series 39 theatricals repackaged for tv syndication circa 1955
        comprising .......
"The Adventures of Red Ryder" 12 pt cliffhanger theatrical (Republic 1940)
plus 27 theatricals (Republic 1940s)
also:
"Whiplash" (1951) (1st Unsold TV Pilot) starring Jim Bannon
"Gun Trouble Valley" (1955) (2nd Unsold TV Pilot) "Rocky" Lane

Starring:
Allan "Rocky" Lane
as Red Ryder #3,  #5 (7 theatricals 1946-47 + 1955 tv pilot )
Jim Bannon
as Red Ryder #4 ( 4 theatricals 1949 + 1951 tv pilot)
William "Wild Bill" Elliot  
as Red Ryder #2 (16 theatricals 1944-46)
Don "Red" Barry
as Red Ryder #1 (12-part theatrical serial 1940)
with:
Louise Letteri
as Little Beaver  (1955)
Lizz (Elizabeth) Slifer
as The Duchess of Carson City (1955)

Premise:
The exploits of Red Ryder and his Indian friend Little Beaver, as they
struggle to maintain law and order in the wild west.

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######### 1st Unsold TV Pilot 1951 ##########
########### starring Jim Bannon ##############

[--] "RED RYDER" (1st Unsold Pilot) (30min)
episode title : "WHIPLASH" (1951)
STEPHEN SLESSINGER PRODUCTION
PRODUCED BY STEPHEN SLESSINGER

FILM EDITOR: CHARLES G. CRAFT
PHOTOGRAPHY: ERNEST MILLER
FILMING LOCATIONS: IVERSON RANCH AND JACK INGRAM RANCH AND WESTERN STREET.
*
DIRECTED BY THOMAS A. CARR
SCREENPLAY BY CHARLES BELDEN.
STARRING:
Jim Bannon as Red Ryder
DON KAY REYNOLDS .... AS LITTLE BEAVER,
OLIVE CAREY .... AS THE DUCHESS,
JEAN DEAN .... AS LINDY.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Lyle Talbot ....... Martin
Kenneth MacDonald ...... Pat Collins
Monte Blue ......... Nelson
Dick Curtis ........ Rawhide
Earl Hodgins as (Uncredited)
Bob Wilke (Robert J. Wilke) as Man who fights Red in Bar (Uncredited)
Syd Saylor as (Uncredited)
SYNOPSIS:
MEMBERS OF THE CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION ASK RED RYDER TO PROTECT A
LARGE SUM OF MONEY RECENTLY ACQUIRED FROM A CATTLE SALE. [SC]

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##### 2nd Unsold TV Pilot circa 1955 #########
####### starring Allan "Rocky" Lane #########

[--] "RED RYDER" (2nd Unsold Pilot) (30 min)
episode title : "GUN TROUBLE VALLEY" (circa 1955)
(BASED ON THE COMIC STRIP CHARCTORS CREATED NY FRED HARMAN)
PRODUCED BY RED RYDER PRODUCTIONS
THROUGH THE FACILITIES OF FLYING 'A'PRODUCTIONS
EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION: ARMAND SCHAEFER
PRODUCER: LOUIS GRAY
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: STANLEY NEUFIELD
SUPERVISING FILM EDITOR ANTHONY WOLLNER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: WILLIAM BRADFORD A.S.C.
MUSIC SCORE: PAUL SAWTELL
MUSIC EDITOR: ERMA L. LEVIN
FILMING LOCATIONS:
MELODY RANCH WESTERN STREET, LONE PINE,CALIFORNIA
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DIRECTED BY GEORGE ARCHAINBAUD
TELEPLAY BY PAUL FRANKLIN
Starring:
Rocky Lane as Red Ryder
with:
BOBBY BLAKE* as Little Beaver (*Robert Blake)
Lizz (Elizabeth) Slifer as The Duchess of Carson City [LHA]
GUEST CAST:
JAMES BEST......PERRY COCHRAN,
SALLEY FRASER......KATHY WAYNE,
BILL HENRY......BAT KILGORE,
GREGG BARTON......PROD,
DANIEL M. WHITE......THE SHERIFF,
CHUCK CASON (UNCREDITED).
SYNOPSIS:
RED RYDER, LITTLE BEAVER, AND THE DUCHESS ENCOUNTER A FELLOW NEIGHBOR
WHO'S BEEN STEALING HAY FROM THEIR RANCH.
[NOTE: ALLAN 'ROCKy' LANE PLAYED THE 'RED RYDER' CHARACTOR RESULTING
IN 7 FEATURE WESTERNS PRODUCED BY REPUBLIC PICTURES FROM 1946 TO 1947.
ALSO, THE INFORMATION ON THE IMDB WEBSITE IS INCORRECT AS TO THE
PRODUCTION COMPANY AND EPISODES FILMED. THE PILOT IS AS FAR AS IT WENT.[SC]


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###### original 12-part cliffhanger 1940 #####
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[00] Don 'Red' Barry (Red Ryder)
. . . Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)
(12 chapter cliffhanger serial)(Republic Pictures)

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########## 27 theatricals 1944-47 ############
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[01] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Cheyenne Wildcat (1944)

[02] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Colorado Pioneers (1945)

[03] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Marshal of Reno (1944)

[04] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . San Antonio Kid, The (1944)

[05] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944)

[06] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Tucson Raiders (1944)

[07] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Vigilantes of Dodge City (1944)

[08] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Great Stagecoach Robbery, The (1945)

[09] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Lone Texas Ranger, The (1945)

[10] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Marshal of Laredo (1945)

[11] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Phantom of the Plains (1945)

[12] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Wagon Wheels Westward (1945)

[13] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Sheriff of Redwood Valley (1946)

[14] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . California Gold Rush (1946)

[15] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Conquest of Cheyenne (1946)

[16] Bill Elliott (Red Ryder)
. . . Sun Valley Cyclone (1946)

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[17] Jim Bannon (Red Ryder)
. . . Ride, Ryder, Ride! (Eagle Lion)(1949)

[18] Jim Bannon (Red Ryder)
. . . Roll, Thunder, Roll! (Eagle Lion)(1949)

[19] Jim Bannon (Red Ryder)
. . . Fighting Redhead, The (Eagle Lion)(1950)

[20] Jim Bannon (Red Ryder)
. . . Cowboy and the Prizefighter (Eagle Lion)(1950)

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[21] Allan Lane (Red Ryder)
. . . Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947)

[22] Allan Lane (Red Ryder)
. . . Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947)

[23] Allan Lane (Red Ryder)
. . . Oregon Trail Scouts (1947)

[24] Allan Lane (Red Ryder)
. . . Rustlers of Devil's Canyon, The (1947)

[25] Allan Lane (Red Ryder)
. . . Santa Fe Uprising (1946)

[26] Allan Lane (Red Ryder)
. . . Stagecoach to Denver (1946)

[27] Allan Lane (Red Ryder)
. . . Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947)

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############## VCI Home Video ################
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VCI HOMEVIDEO ROUNDS UP THE ADVENTURES OF RED RYDER (October 2000)
http://www.vcihomevideo.com/press/redryder.html

VCI Home Video President Robert A. Blair, is pleased to announce the hunt
for the following RED RYDER is over:

27 Red Ryder feature films and
12-episode cliffhanger, "The Adventures of Red Ryder"

Restoration for the entire collection is progressing smoothly.
The initial batch of films are being digitally re-mastered from
16mm and 35mm positive prints at Cine Post in Atlanta, Georgia.

The first scheduled release is the long awaited 12-episode cliffhanger
of "The Adventures of Red Ryder" (Republic Pictures, 1940), while the
first group of feature films to be released include:

San Antonio Kid (Republic Pictures, 1944),
Cheyenne Wildcat (Republic Pictures, 1944),
Vigilantes of Boomtown (Republic Pictures, 1946),
Santa Fe Uprising (Republic Pictures, 1946),
Sheriff of Redwood Valley (Republic Pictures, 1946).

The company has also discovered and is in the process of digitally
transferring a never before seen T.V. pilot,
titled "Gun Trouble Valley" (Red Ryder Productions, 1955)
which will be issued as an added bonus to the DVD version of the
cliffhanger.

Originally produced by Republic Pictures, the Red Ryder films were
based on the comic strips created by Fred Harman. Republic Pictures
entered into an agreement with Stephen Slesinger (who owned the rights
to the comic strip), and the initial film produced from this
collaboration was the twelve-chapter cliffhanger, Adventures of Red Ryder
(Republic, 1940).

Recently, VCI has entered into an agreement with Shirley Slesinger
Lasswell, President of Red Ryder Enterprises, to offer Red Ryder films
to home video and television media. Over the years, several actors
played the popular character Red Ryder.

Who can ever forget them?
William ‘Wild Bill’ Elliot, Allan ‘Rocky’ Lane, Jim Bannon,
Don ‘Red’ Barry, all played the heroic Red Ryder.

Red Ryder, an inspiring icon of the great American West, has become
an insatiable sought after item for collectors. Sources like Sharpeco
Distributors offer Red Ryder limited edition wristwatches, western
buckles, key chains, and pocketknives.

"The Adventures of Red Ryder" (12-episode cliffhanger) are available now
on VHS and DVD format wherever videos are rented or sold.
VCI Home Video is including on the DVD release bonus material including
the unseen T.V. pilot, "Gun Trouble Valley", the original theatrical
trailer, and a poster & lobby card photo gallery.

The first four feature films will be released the following year with
the remaining twenty-three titles to be released in sets of four each
time. "The Adventures of Red Ryder" films can also be ordered directly
from VCI by calling 1-800-331-4077, or by visiting the following web
site: www.vcihomevideo.com.

For Further Information Contact:

Beatriz Suarez
Office: (918) 254-6337, or (800) 331-4077
bea@vcihomevideo.com

VCI Home Video is the oldest independent home video Company in the U.S.
With a library over 2500 titles, including feature films, documentaries,
short subjects, special interest and TV series, VCI is looking to
establish itself as a leading supplier of archival quality Hollywood
Classics. According to the spring 2000 issue of VideoScope, the
Phantom of the Movies annual "B"wards 2000 praises VCI Home Video as
one of the "BEST ARCHIVAL VIDEO SUPPLIERS." Being one of the first
to release movies on VHS videotape (Beta before that), the company
stays at the cutting edge of technology. VCI now regularly releases
DVDs with extra features like commentaries, biographies, photo galleries
and much more.


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