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58m 1949

Film Details

Also Known As
Counselor at Gun-Law
Release Date
Apr 7, 1949
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Equity Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip "Red Ryder" created by Fred Harman (1938--1964), by special arrangement with Stephen Slesinger.

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
5,256ft (6 reels)

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 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Counselor at Gun-Law
Release Date
Apr 7, 1949
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Equity Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip "Red Ryder" created by Fred Harman (1938--1964), by special arrangement with Stephen Slesinger.

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
5,256ft (6 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

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.