Ride, Ryder, Ride! (1949)

58 mins | Western | 23 February 1949

Director:

Lewis D. Collins

Writer:

Paul Franklin

Producer:

Jerry Thomas

Cinematographer:

Gilbert Warrenton

Editor:

Joseph Gluck

Production Company:

Equity Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

All reviews and press information for this film credit Jean Budinger with the role of "Marge," but the onscreen credits list Enya Doyle in the part It is possible that Enya Doyle was a stage name assumed by Jean Budinger. Vern Murdock, who worked primarily as a makeup artist, was listed as wardrobe director in the film's onscreen credits, while Herbert Offord, who was primarily a costumer, was listed as makeup director. Ride, Ryder, Ride! was the first of four "Red Ryder" films produced by Equity Pictures and starring Jim Bannon. Previously, the series was produced by Republic Pictures Corp. and featured a different cast. For additional information on the "Red Ryder" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for Tucson Raiders ... More Less

All reviews and press information for this film credit Jean Budinger with the role of "Marge," but the onscreen credits list Enya Doyle in the part It is possible that Enya Doyle was a stage name assumed by Jean Budinger. Vern Murdock, who worked primarily as a makeup artist, was listed as wardrobe director in the film's onscreen credits, while Herbert Offord, who was primarily a costumer, was listed as makeup director. Ride, Ryder, Ride! was the first of four "Red Ryder" films produced by Equity Pictures and starring Jim Bannon. Previously, the series was produced by Republic Pictures Corp. and featured a different cast. For additional information on the "Red Ryder" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for Tucson Raiders . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
12 Mar 1949.
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Daily Variety
2 Mar 49
p. 3.
Film Daily
22 Mar 49
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Oct 48
p. 12.
Hollywood Reporter
8 Oct 48
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Mar 49
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
5 Mar 49
p. 4522.
Variety
2 Mar 49
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Dial dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Gaffer
Stills
ART DIRECTOR
Tech dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward dir
MUSIC
Mus comp and cond
Mus supv
SOUND
Sd eng
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Scr supv
COLOR PERSONNEL
Cinecolor consultant
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the comic strip "Red Ryder" created by Fred Harman (1938--1964), by special arrangement with Stephen Slesinger.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
23 February 1949
Production Date:
late September--mid October 1948
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Industries, inc.
Copyright Date:
23 February 1949
Copyright Number:
LP2140
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Color
Cinecolor
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
5,215
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
13506
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On their way into the town of Devil's Hole, cowboy Red Ryder and his friends, Buckskin and Little Beaver, see a gang of bandits chasing a stagecoach. After frightening the bandits away, Red stops the stagecoach, on which newspaper editor Libby Brooks and her brother Gerry are riding. Gerry tells Red that he suspects that the leader of the gang, which has been terrorizing the townspeople for some time, is Frenchy Beaumont, the owner of the Parisian Hotel. Later, at the newspaper office in Devil's Hole, Gerry tells Tom, the typesetter, that he wants to print an article implicating Beaumont in the attempted holdup. When Beaumont reads the article, he instructs his henchman, Blackjack, to go to the newspaper office and provoke a fight so that he will be able to shoot Gerry and claim that he was defending himself. Blackjack follows Beaumont's orders, but when he draws his gun, Red arrives suddenly and shoots it out of his hand. Later, Red, Little Beaver and Buckskin visit Libby, who is at home with a cold. Meanwhile, Beaumont encounters Gerry in the street and demands that he meet him at dawn for a duel at Hangman's Oak. Later, Gerry's fiancée Marge senses his distraction, but he refuses to tell her about the duel. The next morning, Libby learns about the duel and tells Red about it. Red, Buckskin and Little Beaver rush to Hangman's Oak, arriving just in time to see Beaumont shoot and kill Gerry. Later, Red tells Libby about his plan to try to arrest Beaumont and put him in jail so that reluctant witnesses will be encouraged to come forward ... +


On their way into the town of Devil's Hole, cowboy Red Ryder and his friends, Buckskin and Little Beaver, see a gang of bandits chasing a stagecoach. After frightening the bandits away, Red stops the stagecoach, on which newspaper editor Libby Brooks and her brother Gerry are riding. Gerry tells Red that he suspects that the leader of the gang, which has been terrorizing the townspeople for some time, is Frenchy Beaumont, the owner of the Parisian Hotel. Later, at the newspaper office in Devil's Hole, Gerry tells Tom, the typesetter, that he wants to print an article implicating Beaumont in the attempted holdup. When Beaumont reads the article, he instructs his henchman, Blackjack, to go to the newspaper office and provoke a fight so that he will be able to shoot Gerry and claim that he was defending himself. Blackjack follows Beaumont's orders, but when he draws his gun, Red arrives suddenly and shoots it out of his hand. Later, Red, Little Beaver and Buckskin visit Libby, who is at home with a cold. Meanwhile, Beaumont encounters Gerry in the street and demands that he meet him at dawn for a duel at Hangman's Oak. Later, Gerry's fiancée Marge senses his distraction, but he refuses to tell her about the duel. The next morning, Libby learns about the duel and tells Red about it. Red, Buckskin and Little Beaver rush to Hangman's Oak, arriving just in time to see Beaumont shoot and kill Gerry. Later, Red tells Libby about his plan to try to arrest Beaumont and put him in jail so that reluctant witnesses will be encouraged to come forward with their claims against him. Following Red's instructions, Libby arranges for the printing of a special edition of the paper, which contains another condemnation of Beaumont. When Beaumont and Blackjack learn of these latest accusations, they go to the newspaper office and demand to see the edition. Buckskin hands them the bogus copy, and when they read Libby's charges, Blackjack punches him in the mouth. Beaumont then takes the paper to his lawyer, Henry W. Iverson, who advises him that it is a clear cut case of criminal libel. Iverson rushes the case to trial, and Red, who is serving as Libby's counsel, explains that the edition that Beaumont saw was never distributed. Red then charges Beaumont with battery, and after he dismisses the libel charge, the judge sentences Blackjack to three years in prison. His plan foiled, Red goes to the hotel and issues a challenge to meet Beaumont at Hangman's Oak. The next morning during the duel, Beaumont's bullet grazes Red's temple, then lodges in a tree behind him. Later on that day, Red returns to the spot, retrieves the bullet and determines that the barrels of Beaumont's dueling pistols are not properly aligned. At the hotel, Red accuses Beaumont of rigging his pistols. When Beaumont punches him, Red arrests him and takes him to jail. The next morning, the paper reports that Beaumont has been indicted for manslaughter. +

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