The Red Rider
The Red Rider FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLew Landers
Written byGeorge H. Plympton
Vin Moore
Ella O'Neill
Basil Dickey
W. C. Tuttle
Produced byMilton Gatzert
Henry MacRae (associate)
StarringBuck Jones
Grant Withers
Marion Shilling
Walter Miller
Richard Cramer
CinematographyRichard Fryer
Edited bySaul A. Goodkind
Edward Todd
Joseph Gluck
Louis Sackin
Music byDavid Klatzkin
Al Short
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 16, 1934 (1934-07-16)
Running time
15 chapters (310 min)
CountryUnited States

The Red Rider is a 1934 American Western film serial from Universal Pictures and starring Buck Jones. It has 15 chapters based on the short story "The Redhead from Sun Dog" by W. C. Tuttle, and is a remake of Buck Jones' earlier 1931 film The Range Feud.


Sheriff "Red" Davison (Buck Jones), the sheriff of Sun Dog, is shocked when he hears his good friend "Silent" Slade (Grant Withers) has been accused of murdering a man named Scotty McKee (J.P. McGowan). He feels that Slade was framed and denied a fair trial. When Slade is sentenced to hang, Red allows him to escape from jail, sacrificing his job and his good reputation in the process. Red and his horse Silver then follow Slade in an attempt to aid him in proving his innocence.



The Red Rider was based on the short story "The Redhead from Sun Dog" by W. C. Tuttle.[1]


Chapter titles

  1. Sentenced to Die
  2. A Leap for Life
  3. The Night Attack
  4. A Treacherous Ambush
  5. Trapped
  6. The Brink of Death
  7. The Fatal Plunge
  8. The Stampede
  9. The Posse Rider
  10. The Avenging Trail
  11. The Lost Diamonds
  12. Double Trouble
  13. The Night Raiders
  14. In the Enemies' Hideout
  15. Brought to Justice


See also


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "2. In Search of Ammunition". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 10. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 210. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byThe Vanishing Shadow (1934) Universal Serial The Red Rider (1934) Succeeded byTailspin Tommy (1934)