Roll Thunder Roll! (1949)

57-60 mins | Western | 7 April 1949

Director:

Lewis D. Collins

Writer:

Paul Franklin

Producer:

Jerry Thomas

Cinematographer:

Gilbert Warrenton

Editor:

Frank Baldridge

Production Company:

Equity Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Counselor at Gun-Law . For additional information on the "Red Ryder" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry below for Tucson Raiders ... More Less

The working title of this film was Counselor at Gun-Law . 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
16 Jul 1949.
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Daily Variety
11 Dec 50
p. 4.
Film Daily
16 May 49
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
29 Oct 48
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Dec 50
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
14 May 49
p. 4610.
Variety
11 May 49
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Dial dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Dir of ward
MUSIC
Mus comp and dir
Mus supv
SOUND
Sd eng
MAKEUP
Dir of makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech dir
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:
Alternate Title:
Counselor at Gun-Law
Release Date:
7 April 1949
Production Date:
late October--early November 1948 at Motion Pictures Center Studios
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Industries, inc.
Copyright Date:
23 March 1949
Copyright Number:
LP2433
Physical Properties:
Sound
Glen Glenn Sound Recording
Color
Cinecolor
Duration(in mins):
57-60
Length(in feet):
5,256
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
13564
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Cowboy Red Ryder rides into a Texas town, where he is greeted by his Indian sidekick, Little Beaver, his aunt, The Duchess, and his friend, Buckskin. Red then finds his friend, Carol Loomis, at her office and tells her that Josh Culvert's ranch has just been raided. Carol tells him that he can find Marshal Bill Faugh, her fiancé, at a barbershop operated by her uncle Happy. At the barbershop, Red shows Bill a pair of round buckles called conchas, which he found at Josh's ranch, as well as at the sites of nine previous raids. Red says that the conchas are the trademark of El Conejo, a bandit from California, who has never been known to operate in Texas. At his Silver Dollar Bar, meanwhile, outlaw leader Ace Hanlon shares a drink with his henchman, Wolf. Just then, El Conejo enters the bar with his partner, Felipe, and threatens to kill Ace, whose gang has been framing him for the raids. Suddenly, Red enters and arrests El Conejo and Felipe. Red, Buckskin and Little Beaver take the prisoners to the jail, but along the way, Buckskin develops a cramp in his back and is forced to stop. Red tells Little Beaver to wait with Buckskin, while he continues on with El Conejo and Felipe. A short distance away, however, El Conejo calls to his men, who suddenly appear and disarm Red. After Felipe and the men leave, El Conejo takes Red to a nearby cabin to shoot him. Inside, El Conejo tells Red that he can prove his innocence, so Red persuades him to turn himself in so ... +


Cowboy Red Ryder rides into a Texas town, where he is greeted by his Indian sidekick, Little Beaver, his aunt, The Duchess, and his friend, Buckskin. Red then finds his friend, Carol Loomis, at her office and tells her that Josh Culvert's ranch has just been raided. Carol tells him that he can find Marshal Bill Faugh, her fiancé, at a barbershop operated by her uncle Happy. At the barbershop, Red shows Bill a pair of round buckles called conchas, which he found at Josh's ranch, as well as at the sites of nine previous raids. Red says that the conchas are the trademark of El Conejo, a bandit from California, who has never been known to operate in Texas. At his Silver Dollar Bar, meanwhile, outlaw leader Ace Hanlon shares a drink with his henchman, Wolf. Just then, El Conejo enters the bar with his partner, Felipe, and threatens to kill Ace, whose gang has been framing him for the raids. Suddenly, Red enters and arrests El Conejo and Felipe. Red, Buckskin and Little Beaver take the prisoners to the jail, but along the way, Buckskin develops a cramp in his back and is forced to stop. Red tells Little Beaver to wait with Buckskin, while he continues on with El Conejo and Felipe. A short distance away, however, El Conejo calls to his men, who suddenly appear and disarm Red. After Felipe and the men leave, El Conejo takes Red to a nearby cabin to shoot him. Inside, El Conejo tells Red that he can prove his innocence, so Red persuades him to turn himself in so that they can catch the real culprits. When Ace and Happy see Red taking El Conejo to jail, they decide to break him out so that they can continue to frame him for their raids. Later, Ace's men don masks and attack Buckskin, who has been assigned to guard El Conejo, knocking him unconscious. When Red and Bill discover the jailbreak, they round up a posse. Carol, who does not realize that her uncle is secretly involved with the gang, tells him that Red plans to transfer El Conejo to the county jail. Later, Red and The Duchess dress Buckskin up to look like El Conejo and take him to the jail. After Happy tells Ace about Red's plan to move El Conejo, the gang chases Buckskin, believing that he is El Conejo. Later, Happy catches Red searching through the desk drawers inside his shop, but Red claims that he came in for a shave. While Happy is shaving him, Red reveals that he found the conchas inside his drawer. After Red pulls his gun, Ace enters and begins fighting with him. Happy then draws his own gun, but Buckskin enters and shoots it out of his hand, while Red knocks Ace unconscious. After the gang is arrested, Bill and Carol are able to turn their attention toward their marriage plans. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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