This volume contains two Red Ryder pilots:
- Gun Trouble Valley (1955) Starring Allan 'Rocky' Lane as Red Ryder, Louis Letteri as Little Beaver, Elizabeth Slifer as The Duchess. Red Ryder, Little Beaver and the Duchess have their hands full fighting off the new neighbor's attempts to steal hay and helping two young friends to get married. This is the rare, unsold pilot episode which was the second, and final, attempt to adapt the RED RYDER film series in which Allan Lane starred to television. Gene Autry produced.
- Whiplash (Unaired pilot - produced in 1951) Starring Jim Bannon as Red Ryder, Olive Carey as the Duchess and Little Beaver as Himself. Red and Little Beaver attempt to discover who is responsible for the theft of $10,000 from the cattlemen's association. This episode also contains the original pitches for the sponsor which were removed if the series was bought.
"A 'pilot' is a film made by a producer who wants to pitch the idea for a TV series to the networks. If the network likes the pilot, or if they air the pilot and it gets good response, the producer gets a deal to make more episodes based on the pilot... usually 13 or 26, which will then be aired. If those do well in the ratings the network will request more episodes for a series. Many pilots get made every year, some make it to the air - most don't. We have included first episodes of series in this category, even though they're technically not pilots."
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Black and White, 60 minutes DVDR 1951-1955
Starring: Allan Lane, Louis Letteri, Elizabeth Slifer, Jim Bannon, Olive Carey, Little Beaver
Vendor #: 4484
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