Adventures Of Red Ryder (DVD)
THE FAMOUS NEA NEWSPAPER CARTOON COMES TO LIFE IN THIS 1940s SERIAL!
This 12-chapter serial based on the popular comic strip by Fred Harmon, has the proverbial theme of good vs. evil as Red Ryder (Don 'Red' Barry) rounds up other ranchers like him to fight crooked banker Calvin Drake (Harry Worth) and his chief henchman Ace Hanlon (Noah Beery). It is the case of honest landowners being pushed off their lands by any means possible... including intimidation, and even death. Don Barry got the nickname "Red" from the character he played in this serial, and it stuck with him throughout the rest of his career. Though he made only this one serial, it lead him to a career in Westerns and features that spanned forty years.