Riders of Death Valley

Riders of Death Valley is a 1941 Universal movie serial. It was a high budget serial with an all-star cast led by Dick Foran and Buck Jones. Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor directed. It also features Lon Chaney Jr. in a supporting role as a villainous henchman[1] as well as Noah Beery Jr., Charles Bickford, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Monte Blue and Glenn Strange.

Riders of Death Valley
Directed byFord Beebe
Ray Taylor
Written byBasil Dickey
Oliver Drake
Sherman L. Lowe
Jack O'Donnell
George H. Plympton
Produced byHenry MacRae
StarringDick Foran
Leo Carrillo
Buck Jones
Charles Bickford
GGuinn "Big Boy" Williams
Lon Chaney, Jr.
Noah Beery, Jr.
CinematographyJerome Ash
William A. Sickner
Edited bySaul A. Goodkind (supervisor)
Joseph Gluck
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Music byCharles Previn
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 1, 1941 (1941-07-01)
Running time
15 chapters (283 minutes)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

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ProductionEdit

Riders of Death Valley was Universal's "all-star, high-budget western cliffhanger."[2] It provided a lot of stock footage for later serials.[3]

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Chapter titlesEdit

  1. Death Marks the Trail
  2. The Menacing Herd
  3. The Plunge of Peril
  4. Flaming Fury
  5. The Avalanche of Doom
  6. Blood and Gold
  7. Death Rides the Storm
  8. Descending Doom
  9. Death Holds the Reins
  10. Devouring Flames
  11. The Fatal Blast
  12. Thundering Doom
  13. Bridge of Disaster
  14. A Fight to the Death
  15. The Harvest of Hate

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 229–230. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "14. The Villains "All Bad, All Mad"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 361. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  3. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "12. The Westerns "Who Was That Masked Man!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 319. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  4. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 229–230. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by
Sky Raiders (1941)
Universal Serial
Riders of Death Valley (1941)
Succeeded by
Sea Raiders (1941)